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A stethoscope is an instrument that is used to listen to sounds in the body. It has earpieces that are connected to a listening bell by flexible tubing.

Current as of: December 16, 2019

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




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