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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.
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This is called power Doppler vocal fremitus (Figure 21, a and b).
In contrast, the absence of reduce tactile vocal fremitus reduced the probability of pleural effusion (negative LR 0.
Raller, solunum seslerinin azalmasi, akciger periferinde duyulan bronsiyal solunum sesi, egofoni, vokal fremitus, perkusyonda matite ve plevral frotman; pnomoniyi destekleyici bulgulardir.
5[degrees]F taken in the ear; strong and regular heart, no bruits or murmurs; and lungs and bronchials clear, vocal fremitus normal.
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Vocal fremitus is another scanning technique sonographers can use to distinguish a solid tumor from normal breast tissue.
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Physical examination was negative apart from dullness at the fight lung base with decreased vocal fremitus and diminished breath sounds.
There were evidences of collapse-consolidation of left lung in the form of decreased chest expansion and tactile vocal fremitus on the left side.
Per rectal examination revealed twisting of gravid horn and imperceptible fremitus.
Respiratory examination revealed asymmetrical chest with tracheal shift towards the left, diminished movement and vocal fremitus on the right side with dull note in the mammary, infraaxillary and infrascapular region.