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What is the classification of stethoscope?

What is the classification of stethoscope?

Product Classification

Device stethoscope, electronic
Premarket Review Cardiovascular Devices (OHT2) Cardiac Electrophysiology, Diagnostics, and Monitoring Devices (DHT2A)
Submission Type 510(k)
Regulation Number 870.1875
Device Class 2

What does the stethoscope symbolize?

Stethoscopes symbolize a nurse’s commitment to care for his patients’ health while also caring about the patient as a person.

What are the two sides of a stethoscope used for?

II THE STETHOSCOPE The stethoscope has two different heads to receive sound, the bell and the diaphragm. The bell is used to detect low-frequency sounds; the diaphragm, high-frequency sounds.

What is stethoscope also called?

Laennec called his device the “stethoscope” (stetho- + -scope, “chest scope”), and he called its use “mediate auscultation”, because it was auscultation with a tool intermediate between the patient’s body and the physician’s ear. (Today the word auscultation denotes all such listening, mediate or not.)

What is the function of stethoscope?

Stethoscope, medical instrument used in listening to sounds produced within the body, chiefly in the heart or lungs. It was invented by the French physician R.T.H. Laënnec, who in 1819 described the use of a perforated wooden cylinder to transmit sounds from the patient’s chest (Greek: stēthos) to the physician’s ear.

What is the importance of stethoscope?

The stethoscope is an instrument used for auscultation, or listening to sounds produced by the body. It is used primarily to listen to the lungs, heart, and intestinal tract. It is also used to listen to blood flow in peripheral vessels and the heart sounds of developing fetuses in pregnant women.

How do stethoscope help people?

The stethoscope is a device that helps physicians or healthcare providers listen to the internal organs, such as lungs, heart and bowel sounds, and it is also used to check blood pressure. It helps to amplify the internal sounds.

What is the main purpose of a stethoscope?

Can you use both sides of a stethoscope?

When using a double-sided Littmann stethoscope, you need to open (or index) the side you want to use—bell or diaphragm—by rotating the chestpiece. If the diaphragm is open, the bell will be closed, preventing sound from coming in through the bell, and vice versa.

Why is it called a stethoscope?

The word stethoscope comes from the Greek words stethos, meaning chest, and skopein, meaning to explore.

Why is a stethoscope used?

Who was the first person to invent a monaural stethoscope?

Laennec’s first monaural (one ear) stethoscope was a 3 cm wide and 30 cm long wooden cylinder. This was replaced about twenty years later by a trumpet shaped model with a removable earpiece, invented by Charles J. B. Williams (an English doctor and student of Laennec).

What is the medical definition of a stethoscope?

Medical Definition of stethoscope : an instrument used to detect and study sounds produced in the body that are conveyed to the ears of the listener through rubber tubing connected with a usually cup-shaped piece placed upon the area to be examined Other Words from stethoscope

What kind of wood is a monaural stethoscope made of?

The monaural stethoscope pictured here is made of turned maple wood. Its removable earpiece has two sets of holes which enable the instrument to be used at different angles. 1. Kravitz, Robert E. “A Look Back: The Monaural Stethoscope.” The American Journal of Gastroenterology 95, no.10 (2000).

What is the medical dictionary definition of monaural?

1. Of, relating to, or designating sound reception by one ear. 2. Electronics Monophonic. The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Pertaining to one ear. Want to thank TFD for its existence?