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Digital Rectal Examination MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Digital Rectal Examination
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.600.600.500
Unique ID
D051517
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D051517
Scope Note
A physical examination in which the qualified health care worker inserts a lubricated, gloved finger of one hand into the RECTUM and may use the other hand to press on the lower ABDOMEN or pelvic area to palpate for abnormalities in the lower rectum, and nearby organs or tissues. The method is commonly used to check the lower rectum, the PROSTATE gland in men, and the UTERUS and OVARIES in women.
Entry Term(s)
Rectal Palpation
Previous Indexing
Palpation (1965-2005)
Rectum (1965-2005)
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2005/07/27
Digital Rectal Examination Preferred
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