physical examination

noun

Definition of physical examination

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

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Survivors, attacked in remote villages, said they were told not to shower, to climb on a plane and fly hundreds of miles to be interviewed and undergo a physical examination because rural clinics are not equipped to conduct a rape investigation. Kyle Hopkins, ProPublica, "Why We’re Investigating Sexual Violence in Alaska," 16 May 2019 The brief is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), which uses a combination of interviews and physical examinations to assess the state of American health. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "The more money you make, the more fast food you eat," 24 Oct. 2018 Your primary care physician or an endocrinologist can do a blood test to check for any abnormality of your thyroid function and possibly a physical examination of your thyroid gland to check for swelling or tenderness. Ratika Gupta, SELF, "An Allergist Explains Why You Might Be Itchy All Over, Even Though You Don’t Have a Rash," 13 Sep. 2018 The university in April announced that independent investigators were looking into allegations that Strauss fondled and groped male athletes during physical examinations and medical treatment. Kantele Franko, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuit, ex-student focus on complaints about Ohio State doc," 17 July 2018 The researchers used data from the UK Biobank study, through which a large group of UK adults completed health questionnaires, underwent physical examinations and provided biological samples. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says," 2 July 2018 The medical practitioner will conduct a physical examination and, in some occasions, may order blood testing and make a referral to a gastroenterologist. Miguel Saps, M.d., miamiherald, "Is eating gluten really bad for you?," 19 June 2018 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

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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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