Medical Dictionary

ballottement

noun bal·lotte·ment \bə-ˈlät-mənt\

Definition of BALLOTTEMENT

:  a sharp upward pushing against the uterine wall with a finger inserted into the vagina for diagnosing pregnancy by feeling the return impact of the displaced fetus; also :  a similar procedure for detecting a floating kidney
March 27, 2015
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