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Inspection

In medical terms, "inspection" means to look at the person or body part. It is the first step in a physical exam.

References

Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. Available at: www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrI1400011201&termtype=t. Accessed April 21, 2015.

Review Date 4/11/2015

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.