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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. www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrI1400011201&termtype=t. Accessed May 13, 2017.

Review Date 5/14/2017

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.