Descriptor English: Palpation
Descriptor Spanish: Palpación
Descriptor Portuguese: Palpação
Descriptor French: Palpation
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.600
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: Application of fingers with light pressure to the surface of the body to determine consistence of parts beneath in physical diagnosis; includes palpation for determining the outlines of organs.
Annotation: do not confuse with "palpitation" ( = HEART RATE; ARRHYTHMIAS, CARDIAC or specific arrhythmia)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE effets indésirables
CL classification
EC économie
ES éthique
HI histoire
IS instrumentation
MO mortalité
MT méthodes
NU soins infirmiers
PX psychologie
SN statistiques et données numériques
ST normes
TD tendances
VE médecine vétérinaire
DeCS ID: 10361
Unique ID: D010173
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/10
Palpation - Preferred
Concept UI M0015784
Preferred term Palpation

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