SYN: palpatory percussion. [G. plesso, to strike, + aisthesis, sensation]

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ples·ses·the·sia (ples″es-theґzhə) [Gr. plēssein to strike + esthesia] palpatory percussion; percussion with one hand against a palpating finger of the other hand.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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