Succussion meaning

sə-kŭsh'ən
The act or process of shaking violently, especially as a method of diagnosis to detect the presence of fluid and air in a body cavity.
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The condition of being shaken violently.
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The act or process of shaking violently, especially as a method of diagnosis to detect the presence of fluid and air in a body cavity.
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The condition of being shaken violently.
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The act of succussing or shaking; a shake.
  • (medicine) A shaking of the body to ascertain whether there is liquid in the thorax.
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Origin of succussion

  • Latin succussiō succussiōn- from succussus past participle of succutere to toss up sub- up from below sub– quatere to shake kwēt- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin succussio, from succutere.
    From Wiktionary