Definition of Auscultation

1. Noun. Listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope).

Generic synonyms: Diagnostic Procedure, Diagnostic Technique, Hearing, Listening
Specialized synonyms: Percussion, Pleximetry, Succussion
Derivative terms: Auscultate

Definition of Auscultation

1. n. The act of listening or hearkening to.

Definition of Auscultation

1. Noun. (medicine) Diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope. ¹

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Definition of Auscultation

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Medical Definition of Auscultation

1. The act of listening for sounds within the body, chiefly for ascertaining the condition of the lungs, heart, pleura, abdomen and other organs and for the detection of pregnancy. (18 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Auscultation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"auscultation may be practised by placing one's ear directly against the ... Immediate auscultation is said to have advantages similar to those of the low ..."

2. A Manual of physical diagnosis by Austin Flint (1917)
"THE term auscultation, when dealing with the respiratory system, denotes the act of listening to the normal and abnormal sounds produced by respiration, ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Physical Exploration of the Chest, and the by Austin Flint (1866)
"auscultation. THE term auscultation is applied to the act of listening to the sounds produced within the chest, in connection with respiration, speaking, ..."

4. Pulmonary tuberculosis by Maurice Fishberg (1922)
"auscultation OF THE CHEST IN PHTHISIS. WE have shown that percussion is a most ... Believing that the technic of auscultation is much easier to master than ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) auscultation of the Heart Sounds of the Fetus and ... The mother's pulse is palpated simultaneously with the auscultation in order that a uterine ..."

6. Physical diagnosis by Wallace Dickinson Rose (1922)
"CHAPTER XV auscultation Object and Technic.—auscultation is employed in the study of the circulatory organs to determine the intensity, quality and pitch of ..."

7. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1841)
"After a short history of auscultation, along with remarks on certain rules ... The work- is divided into four sections, including auscultation of the chest ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"The latter, with the authors' own summary of the treatise on auscultation, has now been translated by Dr. Smith. The summary contains, in an abridged form, ..."

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