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percuss

 [per-kus´]
to perform percussion.

per·cuss

(per-kŭs'),
To perform percussion.

percuss

(pər-kŭs′)
tr.v. per·cussed, per·cussing, per·cusses
To strike or tap firmly, as in medical percussion: The doctor percussed the patient's chest.

percuss

[pərkus′]
Etymology: L, percutere, to strike hard
to perform percussion by striking, for example, the thoracic or abdominal wall, thereby producing sound vibrations that aid in diagnosis.

per·cuss

(pĕr-kŭs')
To perform percussion.

percuss

to perform percussion.
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24) The crucial strategy in his reply to the aforesaid arguments for the opposite view is the following: It is not only and primarily the adjacent or the "extrinsic" air what accounts for the variation in sound, it is also the shape of the bodies and, importantly, the "intrinsic" air that is contained in the pores of the percussing bodies to be considered in the explanation.
To use an acute disease analogy, clinicians employ many diagnostic methods to evaluate whether patients have pneumonia, including: examining signs and symptoms, like fever and cough; auscultating or percussing the chest; scanning chest radiographs for infiltrates; and checking sputum for bacteria.
That's what percussing the chest should sound like.
Hey Dude" is a Mott the Hoople rave-up that starts with a chunky wah-wah guitar percussing over a tom-tom-heavy downbeat and a blitz of heavily reverbed vocals.
There's Gesel Mason springing into a spiral phrase (one of my favorites) that begins in the ankles and ends in an arch on the floor, one hand percussing the chest, like so many needles shooting into her heart.
Males court females by percussing dry leaves with their abdomen that is thickened and covered with specialized hairs (Kronestedt 1984; Kohler and Tembrock 1987).