• Importance of physical / clinical examination in clinical practice.
• Importance of knerr’s repertory
• Importance of clinical examination finding in prescription
An old adage claims that “if you listen (exam) to patients, they will eventually tell you what is wrong”. A physical examination, medical examination, or clinical examination (more commonly referred to as a check-up), is the process by which a medical practitioner examines the body of a patient for any possible signs or symptoms of a medical condition. Four actions are taught as the basis of physical examination: inspection, palpation (feel), percussion (tap to determine resonance characteristics), and auscultation (listen). Knerr repertory, in spite of its vast information, it is one of the repertory which is not been adequately used by our profession in their clinical practice. In this article let’s discuss about the clinical examination findings of respiratory system and its representation in knerr repertory.