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Surgical puncture to remove fluid from the sac that surrounds the fetus in the uterus.
Withdrawal of fluid by suction through a needle or tube.
Record of testing sound waves of various frequencies to determine extent and type of hearing loss.
Process of listening for sounds produced within the body.
Removal of a piece of tissue from the body for subsequent examination under a microscope. Performed by surgical knife or by needle aspiration or endoscope.
Visual examination of the bronchial passages through flexible tube inserted into the airway.
Inspection of an organ or body cavity through a thin, tube-like instrument inserted into the organ or cavity.
Examination of the abdominal cavity through an endoscope inserted into the abdomen.
Connection of electrodes to the scalp to record electricity coming from within the brain.
Examination by touch. Manual physical examination by which a doctor feels underlying tissues and organs through the skin.
The technique of striking a part of the body with short, sharp taps of the fingers to determine the size, density, and position of the underlying parts by the sound obtained.
Insertion of a needle into the chest to remove fluid form the space surrounding the lungs.