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  • n  a method of examination in which the examiner feels the size or shape or firmness or location of something (of body parts when the examiner is a health professional)

  • It's common, he wrote, "for persons involved in rave management to allow patrons to touch and massage one another to enhance the heightened sensory perception to palpation created .
  • If you're depending only on self-exams or clinical exams, you're relying on palpation (feeling a lump with your fingers) to find tumors.
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  • For animals, an adjustment
    Both hands planted firmly on Jude's hindquarters, Matthew Cooper applied pressure to the horse's pelvic region, a chiropractic technique known as motion palpation. Jude, a 1,200-pound retired racehorse bearing the legendary Seabiscuit's bloodline, is fully capable of kicking Cooper into a barn wall, but stood motionless.        
    Aug. 3, 2013 -

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