The stethoscope is a vital component in a medical professionals working life.
It allows healthcare providers to listen to and detect potential health problems that patients may be having.
While the device itself is extremely important for work purposes understanding the various parts and names of the stethoscope can help you gain a better appreciation for how it functions and how its put together.
The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device for auscultation, or listening to the internal sounds of an animal or human body. It typically has a small disc-shaped resonator that is placed against the chest, and two tubes connected to earpieces. It is often used to listen to lung and heart sounds. It is also used to listen to intestines and blood flow in arteries and veins. In combination with a sphygmomanometer, it is commonly used for measurements of blood pressure.