Definition of bimanual in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈmanjʊəl/


Performed with both hands.
Example sentences
  • I have my patients stand while I perform a bimanual examination and try to feel for Bartholin's gland enlargement, prolapse, cystocele, rectocele and tightening of the vaginal muscles on digital insertion.
  • While performing the bimanual examination, levator ani muscle function can be evaluated by asking the patient to tighten her ‘vaginal muscles’ and hold the contraction as long as possible.
  • Following visual inspection, the physician next performs a vaginal evaluation with one finger before performing the bimanual evaluation to minimize confusion arising from abdominal tenderness.



Example sentences
  • The investigators say that if clinicians are confident of findings obtained bimanually, little is likely to be gained by speculum examination.
  • If the organ is bimanually palpable, it is a kidney since the spleen can't be palpated bimanually.
  • We investigated a bimanually coordinated drawer pulling/reach and grasp task in 10 healthy volunteers.

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