In medical terms, "inspection" means to look at the person or body part. It is the first step in a physical exam.
Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary. www.stedmansonline.com/content.aspx?id=mlrI1400011201&termtype=t. Accessed May 13, 2017.
Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.