(medicine) Diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope.
(medicine) A medical instrument used for listening to sounds produced within the body.
The act of listening or hearkening to.
(transitive) To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope.
An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.
An instrument used in auscultation for examining the organs of the chest, as the heart and lungs, by conveying to the ear of the examiner the sounds produced in the thorax.
listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope)
To auscultate, or examine, with a stethoscope.
Auscultation (based on the Latin verb auscultare ) is listening to the internal sounds of the body, usually using a stethoscope. Auscultation is performed for the purposes of examining the circulatory and respiratory systems (heart and breath sounds), as well as the alimentary canal.
a medical instrument for listening to the sounds generated inside the body
The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening to internal sounds of an animal or human body. It typically has a small disc-shaped resonator that is placed against the skin, and one or two tubes connected to two earpieces.