Auscultation

Definition of Auscultation

Aus`cul`ta´tion
n.1.The act of listening or hearkening to.
2.(Med.) An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.

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auscultate, diagnostic procedure, diagnostic technique, hearing, listening, percussion, pleximetry, succussion
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