palpation definition

  • noun:
    • The act of sensation or pressing on various parts of a patient’s human body to find out medical problem such as the normality of organs and/or presence or lack of tumors, swelling, muscle tissue tension, etc.
    • Act of touching or feeling.
    • Examination of someone by touch.
    • The work of holding; feeling by the sense of touch.
    • especially, in medication, handbook examination, or an approach of checking out different body organs by experiencing all of them with the hand or arms.
    • an approach of examination where the examiner seems the size or shape or firmness or area of something (of parts of the body if the examiner is a health expert)

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