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rhonchus

 [rong´kus] (pl. rhon´chi) (L.)
a continuous sound consisting of a dry whistlelike noise with a lower pitch than that of a wheeze, produced in the throat or bronchial tube due to a partial obstruction.

rhonchus

[rong′kəs] pl. rhonchi
Etymology: Gk, rhonchos, snore
an abnormal sound heard on auscultation of an airway obstructed by thick secretions, muscular spasm, neoplasm, or external pressure. The continuous rumbling sound is more pronounced during expiration and characteristically clears on coughing, whereas gurgles do not.

rhonchus

(rŏng′kŭs) plural.rhonchi
A low-pitched wheezing, snoring, or squeaking sound heard during auscultation of the chest of a person with partial airway obstruction. Mucus or other secretions in the airway, bronchial hyperreactivity, or tumors that occlude respiratory passages can all cause rhonchi.

rhonchi

Continuous wheezing sounds of low or high pitch heard with a STETHOSCOPE when listening to the breath sounds. Rhonchi are caused by partial obstruction of the smaller breathing tubes in the lungs (bronchioles) by swelling of the lining or by the presence of thick mucus.
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The recorded breath sound of patients revealed that the frequency of rhonchi within the control and case groups decreased significantly throughout the study (P=0.
There were symmetric rhythmic heart sounds without murmurs, breath sounds with scattered rhonchi.
Auscultation of the chest frequently reveals crackles, rhonchi, and wheezes resulting from bronchial damage and the presence of underlying secretions.
On physical examination, she had bilateral rhonchi and crepitations in her lungs.
Rhonchi alone were noted in only a few cases; usually in patients with underlying obstructive lung disease.
Problems with Lack of Standardization Breath Sounds Lung Sounds * Clear A&P (alpha) * Clear anterior (alpha) * Rhonchi (alpha) * Clear posterior (alpha) * Rales (alpha) * Rhonchi right (alpha) * Wheezes (alpha) * Rhonchi left (alpha) * Vesicular (alpha) * Rales right (alpha) * Lung fields (alpha) * Rales left (alpha) * Right (alpha) * Description--Other (free text) 1 = Top (numeric) 2 = Middle (numeric) 3 = Lower (numeric) Issues 1.
Thorax auscultation revealed bilateral scattered crackles, coarse rhonchi, friction rub on the right lower lung fields and normal heart sounds.
Chest excursion was fair with loose wheezes and rhonchi bilaterally.
They had bouts of cough mimicking pertussis and had clinical findings of decreased air entry with rales and rhonchi.
The HPS was programmed to manifest signs and symptoms relative to nerve agent exposure that included pinpoint pupils, copious secretions from the nose and mouth, tearing, lung crackles, rhonchi, perspiration, hypotension, hyperactive bowel sounds, and pulse changes.