to examine by .
The thinker of to-day has a great duty—to auscultate civilization.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo
Nevertheless, they gave advice, got on the moral hobby again, and had the assurance to auscultate.
Bouvard and Pcuchet Gustave Flaubert
“I wish you to auscultate me,” he said, addressing the doctor who entered the room.
The Silver Lining John Roussel
to examine (a patient) by means of auscultation
“to listen” (especially with a stethoscope), 1832, from Latin auscultatus, past participle of auscultare “to listen attentively to,” from aus-, from auris “ear” (see ear (n.1)); “the rest is doubtful” [OED]. Tucker suggests the second element is akin to clinere “to lean, bend.”
auscultate aus·cul·tate (ô’skəl-tāt’) or aus·cult (ô’skəlt)
v. aus·cul·tat·ed or aus·cul·ted, aus·cul·tat·ing or aus·cul·ting, aus·cul·tates or aus·cults
To examine by auscultation.
aus·cul’ta·to’ry (ô-skŭl’tə-tôr’ē) adj.
to examine by . Historical Examples The tonics ought during the time to be discontinued, and the chest should be daily auscultated to learn when the symptoms subside. The Dog Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson The fetal heart must be auscultated every half hour at most, between and during the pains. The Ethics of Medical Homicide […]
Medicine/Medical. the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis. Historical Examples On auscultation a blowing murmur may, in some instances, be heard over the tumor. A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various This difference is less […]
- Auscultatory alternans
auscultatory alternans auscultatory alternans n. Alternation in the intensity of heart sounds or murmurs in the presence of regular cardiac rhythm.
to examine by . Historical Examples Irregularities can be made out by the auscultatory method which can not be heard at the heart. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield It is measured by noting the first sound audible over the brachial artery using the auscultatory method. Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield verb to examine […]