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Stethoscope

A stethoscope is an instrument that is used to listen to sounds in the body. It has earpieces that are connected to a chestpiece by flexible tubing. The chestpiece is placed on the part of the body that is being examined. It picks up the sound.

Current as of: August 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine