Definitions for "Auscultation"
The act of listening or hearkening to.
An examination by listening either directly with the ear (immediate auscultation) applied to parts of the body, as the abdomen; or with the stethoscope (mediate auscultation), in order to distinguish sounds recognized as a sign of health or of disease.
The diagnostic technique of listening to sounds within the body, usually to ascertain the condition of blood vessels and thoracic or abdominal viscera. A stethoscope is often used.