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fremitus

 [frem´ĭ-tus]
a vibration perceptible on palpation or auscultation; see also thrill.
tactile fremitus a type of vocal fremitus found over an area of secretions.
tussive fremitus one felt on the chest while the patient coughs.
vocal fremitus (VF) transmission of the spoken voice to the chest wall, detectable by auscultation or palpation; it is increased with lung consolidation and decreased with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and airway obstruction.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs),
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

/frem·i·tus/ (frem´it-us) a vibration felt on palpation.
friction fremitus  rub.
hydatid fremitus  see under thrill.
rhonchal fremitus  vibrations produced by passage of air through a large mucus-filled bronchus.
tactile fremitus  vocal fremitus felt on the chest wall.
tussive fremitus  one felt on the chest when the patient coughs.
vocal fremitus  (VF) one caused by speaking, perceived on auscultation.

fremitus

(frĕm′ĭ-təs)
n. pl. fremitus
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.

fremitus

[frem′itəs]
Etymology: L, a growling
a tremulous vibration of the chest wall caused by vocalization that is primarily palpated during physical examination. Kinds of fremitus include tactile fremitus and vocal fremitus.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

Vibration that can be felt by a hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking. Fremitus is increased if the lung is solidified by PNEUMONIA or if there is a large cavity near the surface. It is diminished if the associated air tubes (bronchi) are blocked and absent if the lung is separated from the chest wall by fluid in the pleural space (pleural effusion).

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
In dentistry, palpable vibrations or movement of a tooth, usually due to excessive contact with another tooth.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus (frem´itus),

n the palpable vibrations of nonvascular origin that can be noted by placing the hand on the chest. See also thrill.

fremitus

a vibration perceptible on palpation or auscultation, e.g. palpable in the middle uterine artery in late pregnant cows, palpable in a grossly enlarged thyroid gland affected by goiter.
References in periodicals archive ?
Physical examination findings that can reveal the presence of an effusion are reduced tactile fremitus, stony dull note on percussion, and diminished or absent breath sounds on auscultation.
Physical examination was significant for tactile fremitus and crackles over the right mid- and lower-lung fields.
Physical examination indicates lobar consolidation, bronchial breath sounds, increased fremitus, and dullness to percussion.
Cardiopulmonary examination revealed diminished breath sounds bilaterally in the lower half of the lung fields, with associated dullness to percussion, and decreased fremitus.