Definitions of auscultation

  1. listening to sounds within the body (usually with a stethoscope) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of listening or hearkening to. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Act of listening for sounds within the body. Medical Dictionary DB
  5. Listening to the sounds made by the thoracic or abdominal viscera, by the contracting muscles, by the blood in the vessels, by the fetus in utero, or to sounds in any of the other internal parts of the body; employed as a diagnostic method. See also auscultatory percussion. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Listening to sounds of an organ to determine its condition. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The art of discovering diseases of the lungs and heart by applying the ear to the chest, or to a tube in contact with the chest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The act of listening; a method of distinguishing diseases, particularly in the thorax, by observing the sounds in the part, either directly, by applying the ear, or by means of a stethoscope. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The method of discovering the extent and seat of any disease connected with the respiratory organs, by applying the ear to the part alone, or with the help of an instrument called a stethoscope. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. aws-kult-[=a]'shun, n. the art of discovering the condition of the lungs and heart by applying the ear or the stethoscope to the part.--v.i. to examine by auscultation.--n. AUSCULT[=A]'TOR, one who practises auscultation, or an instrument for such: in Germany, a title formerly given to one who had passed his first public examination in law, and who was merely retained, not yet employed or paid by government.--adj. AUSCULT'[=A]TORY, relating to auscultation. [L. auscult[=a]re, to listen.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Buisson has used it synonymously with listening. Laennec introduced auscultation to appreciate the different sounds which can be heard in the chest, and in the diagnosis of diseases of the heart, lungs, &c. This may be done by the aid of an instrument called a stethoscope, one extremity of which is applied to the ear, the other to the chest of the patient. This mode of examination is called Mediate Auscultation, (F.) Auscultation mediate,-the application of the ear to the chest being immediate auscultation. The act of exploring the chest is called Stethoscopia, and Thoracoscopia; of the abdomen, Abdominoscopia. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  12. Act of listening, esp. (medieval) to movement of heart, lungs, &c. So auscultator n., auscultatory a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Listening for sounds within the body. American pocket medical dictionary.
  14. The art, process, or method of listening to the sounds produced within the body, for the purpose of ascertaining the condition of the organs or parts so examined as to health or disease. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  15. [L.] The investigation of disease by means of hearing, with or without an instrument. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. n. Act of listening; –a method of distinguishing diseases, particularly in the thorax, by means of a stethoscope. Cabinet Dictionary
  17. A heakening of listening to. Complete Dictionary