• WordNet 3.6
    • n auscultation listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auscultation (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.
    • Auscultation The act of listening or hearkening to.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auscultation The act of listening or hearkening.
    • n auscultation In pathology, a method of distinguishing the state of the internal parts of the body, particularly of the thorax and abdomen, by observing the sounds arising in the part, either through the direct application of the ear to the adjacent external surface (immediate auscultation) or by applying the stethoscope over the part and listening through it (mediate auscultation). See stethoscope. Auscultation may be used with more or less advantage in all cases where morbid sounds are produced, but its general applications are: auscultation of respiration; auscultation of the voice; auscultation of the cough; auscultation of sounds foreign to all these, but sometimes accompanying them; auscultation of the action of the heart; obstetric auscultation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Auscultation aws-kult-ā′shun the art of discovering the condition of the lungs and heart by applying the ear or the stethoscope to the part
    • v.i Auscultation to examine by auscultation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ausculcatio, fr. auscultare, to listen, fr. a dim. of auris, orig. ausis, ear. See Auricle, and cf. Scout (n.)


In literature:

The woman recovered, and the fetal heart-beats could be readily auscultated.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Forthwith, he subjected the patient to a prolonged auscultation.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
AUSCULTATION, discerning by the sound whether there is or is not disease in the interior organs of the body.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
I made a careful auscultation and examined him thoroughly.
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
On auscultating the heart, a churning sound may be heard.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Auscultation, as practiced in detecting disease, consists in listening to the sounds which can be heard in the chest.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Moist sounds were usually audible on auscultation, but in many cases over a very limited area and only on the first few days.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
By carefully auscultating diseased cows from day to day, interesting changes can be discovered during the animal's lifetime.
"Cattle and Their Diseases" by Robert Jennings
In the examination of the chest we resort to percussion and auscultation.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Of the heart in reference to auscultation and percussion.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise

In news:

Doppler Auscultation of the Posterior Tibial Artery.
Doppler Auscultation of the Posterior Tibial Artery.
The noise can be from rotary and fixed wing aircraft as well as ambulances where the prevailing sound levels preclude auscultation (listening to internal body sounds) with standard stethoscopes .

In science:

In other words, the detection of the SGWB will permit to auscultate the primordial gravity’s breath.
Primordial gravity's breath
In other words, the detection of the SGWB will permit to auscultate the primordial gravity’s breath.
Primordial gravity's breath
SGWB will permit to auscultate the primordial gravity’s breath.
Primordial gravity's breath