Medical Definition of Orthopercussion

1. Very light percussion of the chest, made in a sagittal direction (i.e., anteroposteriorly, and not perpendicularly to the wall of the chest); used to determine the size of the heart, the faint percussion sound disappearing when the heart is reached even though that may be overlapped by a layer of the lung. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Orthopercussion

orthopathy
orthopedic
orthopedic bed
orthopedic equipment
orthopedic fixation devices
orthopedic nursing
orthopedic procedures
orthopedic shoe
orthopedic surgeon
orthopedical
orthopedically
orthopedics
orthopedist
orthopedists
orthopedy
orthopercussion (current term)
orthoperiodate
orthophemistic
orthophenylene
orthophenylphenol
orthophony
orthophoria
orthophoric
orthophosphate
orthophosphates
orthophosphoric
orthophosphoric acid
orthophosphorous acid
orthophoto
orthophotograph

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