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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.

rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchussibilant rhonchus, pl.

rhon·chi

(rong'kŭs, -kī),
An added sound with a musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on auscultation of the chest and caused by air passing through bronchi that are narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in the lumen; if low-pitched, it is called sonorous rhonchus; if high-pitched, with a whistling or squeaky quality, sibilant rhonchus
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]

rhonchus

/rhon·chus/ (rong´kus) pl. rhon´chi   [L.] a continuous snorelike sound in the throat or bronchial tubes, due to a partial obstruction.rhon´chalrhon´chial

rhonchus

(rŏng′kəs)
n. pl. rhon·chi (-kī)
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.

rhon′chal (-kəl), rhon′chi·al (-kē-əl) adj.

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

Sonorous rhonchus Pulmonary medicine A type of continuous–> 250 msec, high-pitched, hissing lung sound, with a frequency of ≥ 400 Hz. Cf Wheeze.

rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
An added sound with a musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on auscultation of the chest, and caused by air passing through bronchi that are narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in the lumen; if low-pitched, it is called sonorous rhonchus; if high-pitched, with a whistling or squeaky quality, sibilant rhonchus.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]

rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
Added sound with musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on chest auscultation and caused by air passing through bronchi narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in lumen.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]

rhonchus

pl. rhonchi [L.] a rattling in the throat; also, a dry, coarse rale in the bronchial tubes, due to a partial obstruction. Suggests the presence of chronic inflammation accompanied by presence of small amounts of tenacious exudate.