In medical terms, "inspection" means to look at the person or body part. It is the first step in a physical exam.
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 24th ed. Inspection. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2021. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762104/0/inspection?q=Inspection. Accessed June 15, 2023.
Review Date 4/27/2023
Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.