Inspection vs Auscultation - What's the difference?

inspection | auscultation |


As nouns the difference between inspection and auscultation

is that inspection is act of examining something, often closely while auscultation is (medicine) diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope.

inspection

English

Alternative forms

* enspection * (l) (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Act of examining something, often closely.
  • Upon closer inspection, the animal turned out to be a dolphin, not a shark!
  • Organization that checks that certain laws or rules are obeyed.
  • The inspection fined the restaurant's owner because the kitchen was dirty.

    Synonyms

    * examination * scrutiny

    Anagrams

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    auscultation

    Noun

  • (medicine) Diagnosis of disorders by listening to the sounds of the internal organs, usually using a stethoscope.
  • * 1973, , Death as a Fact of Life , George J. McLeod, (1973), p. 22
  • The movement was also responsible for the recognition of several new signs of death such as fixed, dilated pupils and auscultation of the heart.