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Related to diaphragmatic excursion: diaphragmatic hernia, tactile fremitus
In respiration, the movement of the diaphragm from its level during full exhalation to its level during full inhalation. Normal diaphragmatic excursion is 5 to 7 cm bilaterally in adults. It may be seen during fluoroscopic or ultrasonographic examinations of the chest, or percussed during physical examination of the chest wall.
See also: excursion