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Descriptor English: Palpation
Descriptor Spanish: Palpación
Descriptor Portuguese: Palpação
Descriptor French: Palpation
Entry term(s): Palpations
Tree number(s): E01.370.600.600
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010173
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 adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
DeCS ID: 10361
Unique ID: D010173
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2007/07/10
Palpation - Preferred
Concept UI M0015784
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.
Preferred term Palpation
Entry term(s) Palpations



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