- Any investigation or inspection made for the purpose of diagnosis; usually qualified by the method used.- direct wet mount e. microscopic review at low (100×) and high dry (400×) total magnifications of a saline and fresh fecal specimen to detect parasites, including motile protozoan trophozoites.- EMG e. 1. needle electrode e. portion of the electrodiagnostic e. (limited sense); 2. synonym for entire electrodiagnostic e., including not only the needle electrode e. (electromyogram proper), but the nerve conduction studies as well (expanded sense).- fecal e. microscopic review of direct wet mounts, concentration methods, and permanent stained smears to recover and identify parasites from stool specimens.- ova and parasite e. a comprehensive review of a fecal specimen, using direct wet mounts, concentration wet mounts, and permanent stained smears, for the recovery and identification of protozoan and helmintic parasite stages such as trophozoites, cysts, oocysts, spores, eggs, and larvae.- Papanicolaou e. Pap test.- permanent stained smear e. microscopic review at oil immersion (1000×) magnification of fecal specimens stained with trichrome, iron-hematoxylin, and such stains; primarily used for protozoan trophozoites, cysts, oocysts, and spores.- physical e. e. by means such as visual inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation to collect information for diagnosis.
* * *ex·am·i·na·tion ig-.zam-ə-'nā-shən n the act or process of inspecting or testing for evidence of disease or abnormality see PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
* * *ex·am·i·na·tion (eg-zam″ĭ-naґshən) [L. examinare] inspection, palpation, auscultation, percussion, or other means of investigation, especially for diagnosing disease. See also study, test, and trial.
Medical dictionary. 2011.