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.
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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
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