the act of listening to body sounds, typically with a stethoscope, to assess various organs throughout the body
an abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation of an organ, vessel (such as carotid artery), or gland
abnormal enlargement of the distal phalanges associated with cyanotic heart disease or advanced chronic pulmonary disease
procedure in which a fiber optic scope is used to examine the large intestine
a graphic record of electrical conduction throughout the heart Emphysema, pathological accumulation of air in the alveoli, which results in alveolar destruction and overall oxygen deprivation; in the lungs, the bronchioles become plugged with mucous and lose elasticity
manner of style of walking
the formation and development of blood cells in the red bone marrow
term referring the the area between cells
term referring to the area within the cell membrane
movement or exercising of a body part by means of externally applied force Mastication, chewing
Used to exams of breasts/abdominal organs. Lying flat on the table, with legs together, hands at sides of body.
Examination of the spine/back. On the stomach, head to one side, hands underneath the head, gown open in back
Dorsal Recumbent Position
Used for digital vaginal or rectal exams. Gown is opened in the front. both feet should be flat on the table, knees flexed
Pap smears. On back, legs flexed on abdomen, feet in stirrups, thighs apart. Gown open in back.
Examination/treatment of the rectal area & enemas. Turned on left side, right leg drawn up high & forward, left arm along back and chest forward. Gown open in back
Rectal exams, proctologic exams and occasionally a sigmoidoscopy. Hands folded under head, chest down to the table, knees separated. gown open in the back
Used with respiratory or cardiovascular problems. On back, head elevated to a 45⁹ angle
Used for exams of the head, neck and upper body. Patients who have a hard time breathing in the supine position may find this more comfortable
Used for abdominal surgeries, incase of shock, or low blood pressure.