palpation
noun see palpate

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  • palpation — [ palpasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1833; de palper ♦ Méd. Examen qui consiste à palper les parties extérieures du corps pour apprécier les caractères physiques des tissus, la sensibilité des organes. ⇒ 2. toucher . Déceler une grosseur à la palpation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Palpation — used as part of a physical examination in which an object is felt (usually with the hands of a healthcare practitioner) to determine its size, shape, firmness, or location. Palpation should not be confused with palpitation, which is an awareness… …   Wikipedia

  • Palpation — Pal*pa tion, n. [L. palpatio, fr. palpare. See {Palpable}.] 1. Act of touching or feeling. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) Examination of a patient by touch. Quain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palpation — (v. lat.), Erkenntniß der krankhaften Veränderungen des Körpers mittelst Fühlens durch die Finger …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Palpation — (lat.), Betastung, Befühlung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • palpation — (n.) late 15c., from L. palpationem stroking, flattering, flattery, noun of action from palpare to touch (see FEEL (Cf. feel) (v.)). Used in English in literal sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • palpation — see under palpate at TOUCH vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Palpation — Als Palpation (von lateinisch palpare = streicheln) bezeichnet man in der Medizin die Untersuchung des Körpers durch Betasten. Die Palpation ist eines der ältesten Diagnoseverfahren[1] und zählt wie die Inspektion, die Auskultation und die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • palpation — 1. Examination with the hands, feeling for organs, masses, or infiltration of a part of the body, feeling the heart or pulse beat, vibrations in the chest, etc. 2. Touching, feeling, or perceiving by the …   Medical dictionary

  • palpation — n. the process of examining part of the body by careful feeling with the hands and fingertips. Using palpation it is possible, in many cases, to distinguish between swellings that are solid and those that are cystic (see fluctuation). Palpation… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Palpation — Pal|pa|ti|on 〈f. 20; Med.〉 Untersuchung durch Palpieren * * * Palpation   [lateinisch] die, / en, Medizin: Untersuchung durch Abtasten.   Hier finden Sie in Überblicksartikeln weiterführende Informationen:   Anamnese: Gespräch mit dem Arzt und… …   Universal-Lexikon

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