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palpate

Zoology of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps
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Three clusters were identified on reading and consideration of the literature which alluded to the woman's experience of abdominal palpation during pregnancy.
In an Australasian textbook, Grigg (2010) acknowledges that palpation is a two-way sharing of information and that the midwife must ask about and listen to the woman's experience of her baby's growth.
Other literature dismisses the need for touch and palpation altogether.
This category of touching at a distance has described literature which considered the woman's experience of abdominal palpation only incidentally or by inference.
Kitzinger (2005) relates the story of a woman's experience of abdominal palpation as: "they pull your knickers down and then they dig in"(p.
Lorna Davies' (2010) research discussion turns on its head the notion of abdominal palpation as merely an assessment, observation, and reductionist procedure.
Based on progesterone levels in blood serum from 15 cows (mean = 16 nmol/L, range = 7-24) that were found pregnant by rectal palpation (2 cows contributed twice), 3 cows that were not observed with calf/ calves had values at average or below (mean = 12 nmol/L), but this association was not significant ([chi square] = 1.
The use of palpation in domestic cows is usually regarded as a safe method with respect to embryonic or fetal mortality (Arthur et al.
Although the cause of increasing calf loss after palpation is unknown, we speculate that palpation conducted under field conditions may increase the chance of damaging the fetus, which increases the risk of abortion or early calf mortality.
There may also exist individual differences among cows in their tolerance of palpation due to variation in age or hormonal imbalances (Arthur et al.
Another factor that may affect the reproductive outcome is the timing of palpation in relation to conception date.
Few other studies have directly tested to what extent rectal palpation induces fetal loss in moose.