meaning of auscultation

auscultation meaning in General Dictionary

The act of paying attention or hearkening to

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  • listening to sounds in the torso (usually with a stethoscope)
  • The work of paying attention or hearkening to.
  • An examination by paying attention either straight utilizing the ear (instant auscultation) placed on areas of the body, while the abdomen; or aided by the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), so that you can distinguish appears thought to be an indication of health or of infection.

auscultation meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"act of paying attention," 1630s, from Latin auscultationem (nominative auscultatio), noun of action from previous participle stem of auscultare (see auscultate). Healthcare sense is from 1821.


auscultation meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

The use of a stethoscope (usually) in enjoying the sounds of an animal's body.


auscultation meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The work of hearing or hearkening to.

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  • (n.) An examination by paying attention either right using ear (immediate auscultation) put on areas of the body, once the abdomen; or aided by the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), so that you can distinguish sounds thought to be a sign of health or of disease.

Sentence Examples with the word auscultation

Joseph Skoda (1805-1881) extended, and in some respects corrected, the art of auscultation as left by Laennec. Karl Rokitansky (1804-1878), by his colossal labours, placed the science of morbid anatomy on a permanent basis, and enriched it by numerous discoveries of detail.

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