bruit de diable


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Related to bruit de diable: venous hum

ve·nous hum

brief or continuous noise originating from the neck veins that may be confused with cardiac murmurs, particularly with the continuous murmur of patent ductus arteriosus.

bruit de diable

A retired French medical lexical import for a “hellacious noise” (diable—devil), which is heard by auscultation; it is covered by “venous hum” in the working medical parlance.
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