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palpate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hospital
palpatepal‧pate /pælˈpeɪt $ ˈpælpeɪt/ verb [transitive] medical 🔊 🔊 MHto touch part of someone’s body in order to examine it
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palpateThe increasing reliance on imaging suggests that the technique of palpating a pyloric tumour is a declining art.Another 7% had a mass palpated before imaging, giving a total of 87% of cases that were diagnosed clinically.The art of palpating for a pyloric mass should be taught by experienced senior staff to junior staff and students.A large abdominal faecal mass was palpated in 42% of patients, indicating a severe form of constipation.A further clinical examination is time consuming since it entails preparing another feed and watching or palpating the abdomen throughout a feed.They palpated the lumps, the pea-shaped thing and the horse-shoe-shaped thing.Not so the beetle grubs, even after I squeeze them, palpate them, and breathe on them.
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palpate
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Present
I, you, we, theypalpate
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Past
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Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave palpated
he, she, ithas palpated
Past perfect
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Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill palpate
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam palpating
he, she, itis palpating
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you, we, theyare palpating
Past
I, he, she, itwas palpating
you, we, theywere palpating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been palpating
he, she, ithas been palpating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been palpating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be palpating
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