physical examination

physical examination
noun
: an examination of the bodily functions and condition of an individual: as
a. : an examination to determine the fitness of an individual for a particular purpose (as military service, participation in a strenuous sport, driving a locomotive)
b. : an examination by a physician under direction from a judge or court of the body and sometimes the mental state of a party to an action usually before trial and chiefly in actions for damages for personal injury but also in some divorce proceedings and in some criminal causes

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