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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 scores for rhonchi, cough, breathlessness, and sputum were all decreased by these treatments.
On examination, he was cachectic with coarse rhonchi diffusely over the lungs.
Breath sounds revealed bilateral rhonchi suggesting moderate bilateral secretions.
Second, bronchitis/bronchiolitis was defined as acute illness with lower airway sounds such as wheeze and rhonchi.
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His respiratory examination showed diminished breath sounds in the right lower lung field and bilateral rhonchi.
Physical examination noted conjunctival suffusion, epistaxis, posterior cervical and inguinal lymphadenopathy, bilaterally diminished breath sounds, rhonchi and crackles, bloody cough, tachycardia, hepatosplenomegaly, and a macular rash over the lower extremities.
Rhonchi newly audible throughout the chest, or heard with disproportionate loudness over the trachea or major bronchi warn of secretion retention and the need for airway suctioning.
Auscultation of the chest revealed diminished breath sounds and transmitted rhonchi.
The examination was normal except for tachycardia and bibasilar rhonchi.