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adj. - Of or relating to the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.

Usage examples (11)
  • The older "auscultatory" method (from the Latin word for listening) uses a stethoscope and
  • This phenomenon is known as the auscultatory gap.
  • 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...
  • Conventional sphygmomanometry: technique of auscultatory blood pressure measurement. for more
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