bronchophony


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bronchophony

 [brong-kof´o-ne]
1. the normal voice sounds heard over a healthy large bronchus.
2. abnormal voice sounds heard over the lung, with the voice transmitted unusually clearly and with a high pitch; it is a type of pectoriloquy, indicating solidification of the lung tissue. Called also bronchiloquy.
whispered bronchophony bronchophony heard through a stethoscope while the patient is whispering.

bron·choph·o·ny

(brong-kof'ō-nē),
Increased intensity and clarity of voice sounds heard over a bronchus surrounded by consolidated lung tissue.
See also: tracheophony.
Synonym(s): bronchial voice
[broncho- + G. phōnē, voice]

bronchophony

/bron·choph·o·ny/ (brong-kof´ah-ne)
1. normal voice sounds heard over a large bronchus.
2. abnormal voice sounds heard over the lung, with the voice too clear and high-pitched, indicating solidification.

bronchophony

[brongkof′ənē]
Etymology: Gk, bronchos + phone, voice
an increase in the intensity and clarity of vocal resonance that may result from an increase in lung tissue density, such as in the consolidation of pneumonia. it is assessed by having the patient repeat a phrase such as 99 during auscultation.

bronchophony

Chest medicine A change in the character of the spoken voice, which is higher-pitched and less muffled than normal; it is due to an ↑ transmission of sound 2º to consolidation, infarction, atelectasis, or compression of lung tissue See Egophony.

bron·choph·o·ny

(brong-kof'ŏ-nē)
Increased intensity and clarity of voice sounds heard over a bronchus surrounded by consolidated lung tissue.
See also: tracheophony
[broncho- + G. phōnē, voice]