breath sound

breath sound

Etymology: AS, braeth + L, sonus
the sound of air passing in and out of the lungs, as heard with a stethoscope. Vesicular, bronchovesicular, and bronchial breath sounds are normal. Decreased breath sounds may indicate an obstruction of an airway, collapse of a portion or all of a lung, thickening of the pleurae of the lungs, emphysema, or other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Also occur with frail clients who are not physically able to breathe deeply.
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Breath sounds in the ill and well patient

breath sound

Any sound of pulmonary origin which is heard by the unaided ear—e.g., gasp of joy or dismay, death rattles—or by placing a stethoscope on the chest wall.

breath sound

Chest medicine A pulmonary sound heard through a stethoscope over the chest
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There was dullness, soft breath sounds and inspiratory crackles in the left base posteriorly.
The breath sounds were gentle and murmurous, the chest moved symmetrically, the lungs were fine.
Breath sounds in the right lung base were diminished.
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