succussion

noun
suc·​cus·​sion | \ sə-ˈkəsh-ən How to pronounce succussion (audio) \

Medical Definition of succussion

: the action or process of shaking or the condition of being shaken especially with violence:
a : a shaking of the body to ascertain if fluid is present in a cavity and especially in the thorax
b : the splashing sound made by succussion

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“Succussion.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/succussion. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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