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


Taber's Medical Dictionary Online website. Inspection. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762104/0/inspection?q=Inspection. Accessed May 3, 2021.

Review Date 5/3/2021

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.