physical examination

noun

Definition of physical examination 

: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of an individual

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The allegations that Strauss fondled and groped male athletes during physical examinations and medical treatment date to the 1970s. chicagotribune.com, "Former wrestlers detail 'creepy people' and lewd atmosphere at Ohio State," 12 July 2018 The allegations that Strauss fondled and groped male athletes during physical examinations and medical treatment date to the 1970s. CBS News, ""A gauntlet of sexual deviancy": Ex-athletes describe lewd atmosphere at Ohio State," 12 July 2018 In the opening sketch, Aidy Bryant played Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, holding a news conference to discuss the results of Mr. Trump’s recent physical examination. Dave Itzkoff, New York Times, "After a Wild Week for Trump, ‘S.N.L.’ Asks, ‘What Even Matters Anymore?’," 21 Jan. 2018 The wrestlers, as well as athletes from other sports, said Dr. Richard Strauss, who died in 2005, conducted unnecessary, full-body physical examinations, inappropriately touched them and regularly watched them shower. Ben Kesling, WSJ, "Allegations Complicate Rep. Jim Jordan’s Political Career," 11 July 2018 In addition, he was provided with a company car and was eligible to be reimbursed $5,000 for an annual physical examination. Lori Aratani, Washington Post, "Head of National and Dulles is among highest-paid U.S. airport executives," 16 June 2018 Three former wrestlers told NBC News that Strauss regularly showered with students and touched them inappropriately during physical examinations. Kaila Philo, The New Republic, "Former Ohio State wrestlers accuse Representative Jim Jordan of ignoring sexual abuse.," 3 July 2018 After a physical examination indicates scoliosis, doctors use x-rays to measure the curvature of the sign and determine the course of treatment, according to the National Institutes of Health. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Scoliosis? Princess Eugenie Just Opened Up About Her Spinal Condition," 2 July 2018 Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim were released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after receiving physical examinations upon their return from North Korea early Thursday, Pentagon spokeswoman Maj. Fox News, "3 Americans freed from North Korea reunited with their families," 13 May 2018

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circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

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physical examination

noun

Medical Definition of physical examination 

: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of an individual

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