Definition of palpation in US English:



  • See palpate

    • ‘The physician can demonstrate how gentle palpation of the pain trigger point can reproduce the pain and its radiation over a wide area of the abdomen.’
    • ‘The physical examination also should include careful palpation of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.’
    • ‘Physical examination included sinus palpation and evaluation for nasal edema, erythema, or discharge.’
    • ‘Anorectal assessment consists of inspection, palpation and anoscopic examination.’
    • ‘Some experts have called for ultrasonography and abdominal palpation to detect these aneurysms.’