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self-examination

(sĕlf′ĭg-zăm′ə-nā′shən)
n.
1. An introspective consideration of one's own thoughts or emotions.
2. Examination of one's own body for medical reasons: a periodontal self-examination; a breast self-examination.
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self-examination

Public health Any format in which a person monitors self body regions for 'lumps or bumps'–breast SE or any changes in size, appearance, or color of 'spots'–skin SE; soft data suggest that SEs help detect breast and skin cancer–especially melanoma at earlier, more treatable, stages
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self-examination

(self?eg-zam?i-na'shon)
Inspection and palpation of a body part by the patient to screen for disease. See: breast self-examination; testicular self-examination
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Unfortunately, every time a consensus develops someone bolts with their own ideas and then everyone begins the endless self-examining that ends up splitting us into ever more fractious factions.
Although discussions in white feminist, anthropological, and literary academic spheres have become more self-reflective and self-examining over the past two decades, that development can produce more sophisticated and insidious versions of the same old offences" (p.
The self-examining radical feminists display their embodiment in the act of visualizing their marked bodies, interpret and constitute their bodies through self-observation, and affirm themselves and all women as a sex class through this collective act.
Weinstock noted, only 42% of patients reported self-examining the soles of their feet, while 100% reported self-examining their skin from the waist up.
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the suspicion had grown up in the 1560s and 1570s that the master-worker was likely to be corrupt."(3) Indeed, in the events leading up to the pyx trial of May 1586, Challis finds that great care was taken by Martin in impaneling the jury and conducting the assays to ensure an agreeable outcome.(4) For many years these trials had been carried out internally by self-examining bodies electing partisan juries, and disagreement generally arose only because of tensions among the various groups participating in the event.