Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Auscultation   Listen
Auscultation  n.  
The act of listening or hearkening to.
(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.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"Auscultation" Quotes from Famous Books

... auscultation Listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body ...
— Surgical Anatomy • Joseph Maclise

... were before them: so they had to wait and wait. At last they were ushered into the presence-chamber, and Mrs. Dodd entered on the beaten ground of her daughter's symptoms. The noble surgeon stopped her civilly but promptly. "Auscultation will give us the clue," said he, and drew his stethoscope. Julia shrank and cast an appealing look at her mother; but the impassive chevalier reported on each organ in turn without moving his ear from the key-hole: "Lungs pretty sound," said he, a little plaintively: "so is the liver. Now for ...
— Hard Cash • Charles Reade

... head as though to say that such an ensemble of testimony could leave no room for doubt. Forthwith, he subjected the patient to a prolonged auscultation. And he murmured: "I hear nothing—I hear nothing." Then, correcting himself, he added: "At least I ...
— The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete - Lourdes, Rome and Paris • Emile Zola

Words linked to "Auscultation" :   succussion, auscultate, diagnostic procedure, hearing, pleximetry, percussion

Copyright © 2023