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It is better then to palpate for the brachial as it lies beneath the inner edge of the biceps muscle.

The swelling is usually sessile, but may be pedunculated; it is usually possible to palpate the edges of the gap in the bones.

WORD ORIGIN

"examine by touch," c.1850, a back-formation from palpation, or else from Latin palpatus, past participle of palpare "to touch" (see feel (v.)). Related: Palpated; palpating.

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