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Ch. 32

Assisting with the primary physical examination

Question/ AnswerTerm/ Definition
Auscultation Listening to body sounds, typically with a stethoscope, to assess various organs throughout the body
Bruit An abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation of an organ, vessel, or gland
Clubbing Abnormal enlargement of the distal phalanges (fingers or toes) associated with cyanotic heart disease or advanced chronic pulmonary disease
Colonoscopy A procedure in which a fiberoptic scope is used to examine the large intestine
Electrocardiogram A graphic record
Created by: CyberxDemon