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A test during which the client's fingertip is temporarily pinched to assess capillary refill and peripheral circulation.
(1) a dry, crackling sound like that of crumpled cellophane, produced by air in the subcutaneous tissue or by air moving through fluid in the alveoli of the lungs; (2) a crackling, grating sound produced by bone rubbing against bone.
A thudlike sound produced during percussion by dense tissue of body organs such as the liver, spleen, or heart.
An extremely dull sound produced, during percussion, by very dense tissue, such as muscle or bone.
A method in which the body surface is struck to elicit sounds that can be heard or vibrations that can be felt.
In percussion, the middle finger of the nondominant hand placed firmly on the client's skin.
A musical or drumlike sound produced during percussion over an air-filled stomach and abdomen.
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