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Definition of Auscultate

Auscultate: To listen, for diagnostic purposes, to the sounds made by the internal organs of the body. For example, nurses and physicians auscultate the lungs and heart of a patient by using a stethoscope placed on the patient's chest or back.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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