manipulation

noun
ma·​nip·​u·​la·​tion | \ mə-ˌnip-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce manipulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of manipulation

1 : the act, process, or an instance of manipulating especially a body part by manual examination and treatment especially : adjustment of faulty structural relationships by manual means (as in the reduction of fractures or dislocations or the breaking down of adhesions)
2 : the condition of being manipulated vulnerability to psychological manipulation— M. W. Straight

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“Manipulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/manipulation. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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