Definition of Succussion

1. Noun. Shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity.

Generic synonyms: Auscultation
Derivative terms: Succuss



Definition of Succussion

1. n. The act of shaking; a shake; esp. (Med.), a shaking of the body to ascertain if there be a liquid in the thorax.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Succussion

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Literary usage of Succussion

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1. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1912)
"(1) succussion Sounds. Now and then a patient consults a physician, complaining that he hears noises inside him as if water were being shaken about. ..."

2. A Clinical Introduction to the Practice of Auscultation, and Other Modes of by Henry Marshall Hughes (1854)
"This is succussion. It is unnecessary to describe it farther. ... Mode of effecting succussion.—Sometimes the mere jerking of the body, or a sudden twist ..."

3. Thoracic Diseases: Their Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment by Calvin Newton, Marshall Calkins (1854)
"Even water in the pericardium has occasionally been, by succussion, ... The matter of palpation is of a little more practical utility than succussion. ..."

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