ausculto-, auscult- +

(Latin: listen, hear)

auscultate, auscult
1. To listen to the sounds made by the internal organs of the body for diagnostic purposes.
2. To examine by listening, usually to the sounds of the thoracic or abdominal viscera, with or without a stethoscope.

Nurses and doctors usually auscultate the lungs and heart of a patient by using a stethoscope placed on the patient's chest.

auscultated
Examined by auscultation.
auscultation
The act of listening for sounds within the body, chiefly for determining the condition of the lungs, heart, pleura, abdomen, and other organs, and for the detection of pregnancy.
auscultator
A person who performs auscultation; that is, someone who uses a procedure for detecting certain defects or conditions by listening for normal and abnormal heart, breath, bowel, fetal, and other sounds in the body.
auscultatory
A reference to or pertaining to the act of listening to sounds arising within organs; such as, the lungs, as an aid to medical diagnosis and treatment.
auscultatory sounds
A rale (intermittent crackling or bubbling sound produced by fluid in the air passages and air sacs of the lungs), murmur (soft blowing or fluttering sound), bruit (significant sound heard inside the body caused by turbulent blood flow within the heart or blood vessels), fremitus (vibration or tremor, resulting from a physical action such as speaking or coughing, felt by hand and used to assess whether the chest is affected by disease), or other sounds heard during the auscultation examinations of the chest or abdomen.
auscultoplectrum
An instrument for use in both auscultation and percussion of bodily examinations.
auscultoscope, phonendoscope
A stethoscopic device that intensifies auscultatory sounds, consisting of a shallow metal cup closed by a diaphragm.
direct auscultation (s) (noun), direct auscultations (pl)
Listening to the internal sounds of the body; usually, by using a stethoscope; however, in this case, it is performed without the stethoscope: Tom used direct auscultation to determine if he could detect the heart beats of his unborn child inside his wife’s abdomen.
Korányi's auscultatory percussion; Korányi's percussion
Auscultatory percussion done by tapping with one forefinger the second joint of the other forefinger applied perpendicularly to the body part being examined.
mediate auscultation
Auscultation performed by the aid of an instrument (stethoscope) interposed between the ear and the body part being examined.
obstetric auscultation
Auscultation in pregnancy for the study of the sounds of the fetal heart.

Related "hear, hearing; listen, listening" units: acous-; audio-.