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Inspection

In medical terms, "inspection" means to look at the person or body part. It is the first step in a physical exam.

References

Mendiratta V, Lentz GM. History, physical examination, and preventive health care. In: Lobo RA, Gershenson DM, Lentz GM, Valea FA, eds. Comprehensive Gynecology. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2017:chap 7.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. Inspection. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762104/0/inspection?q=Inspection. Accessed June 11, 2019.

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