Palpation

Definition
Palpation is a method of “feeling” with the hands during a physical examination. The health care provider touches and feels the patient’s body part with his or her hands to examine the size, consistency, texture, location, and tenderness of the organ or body part.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Sharon M. Smith, M.D.

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