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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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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.
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.