from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to auscultation; auscultative.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to auscultation.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to auscultation.

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  • adjective of or relating to auscultation


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Probably from Latin auscultātor ("listener, heeder") +‎ -y


  • The older "auscultatory" method (from the Latin word for listening) uses a stethoscope and

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  • The symptoms and auscultatory signs of chronic bronchitis are on the whole similar to those pertaining to the acute form, except that the febrile disturbance and pain are much less marked.

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  • The signs of diagnostic importance are chiefly those of partial or complete bronchial obstruction, though a non-obstructive foreign body, a pin for instance, may cause limited expansion (McCrae) or, rarely, a peculiar rale or a peculiar auscultatory sound.

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  • Researchers testing blood pressure medications in large clinical trials have generally used the older auscultatory technique, Kloner noted in an interview, but the mercury manometers are

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  • Kloner and his team compared auscultatory and oscillometric measurement by linking both devices to a single blood pressure cuff, making it possible to compare measurements for the same patient, for the same heartbeat.

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  • Five hundred repetitions of four basic cardiac murmurs significantly improved auscultatory proficiency in recognizing basic cardiac murmurs by medical students.

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  • Although congestive heart failure (CHF) patients typically present with abnormal auscultatory findings on lung examination, respiratory sounds are not normally subjected to additional analysis.

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  • Conventional sphygmomanometry: technique of auscultatory blood pressure measurement.

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  • "Accuracy of auscultatory blood pressure measurements in hypertensive and obese subjects".

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  • Cardioscan provides a summary of findings in terms that are readily understood by physicians and offers an additional range of quantitative auscultatory information that cannot be obtained through listening alone.



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