physical examination

noun

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

Examples of physical examination in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Clinicians are beginning to incorporate data from smart watches and smart phones as part of physical examinations. Laurie Whitsel, STAT, 6 May 2024 Based on physical examinations and internal research, LNER officials think the car is one of the first models in the company’s removal fleet, which operated for a brief period around 1930, per BBC News’ Rachel Russell. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Apr. 2024 The president is under no legal obligation to undertake a physical examination, much less release the results to the American public, Balcerski said. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 29 Feb. 2024 Diagnosing Stiff Person Syndrome requires a multi-faceted approach that includes detailed physical examinations and a variety of tests to rule out other conditions and confirm the presence of characteristic antibodies and symptoms. Jake Parks, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2024 Data was also pulled from the 2017-2018 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a government program that assesses the health and nutritional status of Americans using a combination of interviews, physical examinations and laboratory analysis of biological specimens. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 6 Feb. 2024 Due to its unusual findings on physical examination, bubonic plague is easier to recognize. Mark Kortepeter, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 Donald Trump doesn’t meet the criteria Both Trump and Biden have released recent information from their current doctors attesting to their good medical condition: Biden made public a detailed summary of his last physical examination, in 2023, by a team of doctors at Bethesda. Lawrence K. Altman, STAT, 16 Feb. 2024 Based on a physical examination, other symptoms and medical history, the health practitioner suspects that the patient could be suffering from any of the following: anemia, an underactive thyroid or diabetes. Brad Reisfeld, Discover Magazine, 12 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of physical examination was circa 1884

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“Physical examination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/physical%20examination. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

physical examination

noun
: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of a person

Medical Definition

physical examination

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

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