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palpate

Zoology of, relating to, or possessing a palp or palps
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It may capture the essence of how MP is usually done in a typical clinical setting: the palpator generally examines a relevant spinal region looking for the most-fixated place(s).
The palpator stood behind the seated patient and used the tip of the index finger to locate the C1 TVP by finding the angle of the mandible, sliding slightly superior and posterior to the mandibular ramus while remaining anterior and inferior to the mastoid process.
The palpators in this study of cervical end-feel MP exhibited good interexaminer agreement, with findings generally within one level of each other, despite having used industry-standard methods that previous studies had found mostly unreliable.
(I'll admit I'm not the best thyroid palpator, but the goiter was either greatly reduced or gone.) She reported she had successfully stopped eating all gluten and had developed the ability to detect when she was breathing shallowly and to limbic breathe.
Several authors (7, 21-25) have pointed out that when an examiner's fingers are placed on the "iliac crests", in reality the palpator is compressing soft tissue (in some cases quite a lot of soft tissue) between the fingertips and the crest; this may help to explain the bias toward cephalad measurement errors.