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bruit

 [brwe, bro̳t] (Fr.)
sound (def. 3).
aneurysmal bruit a blowing sound heard over an aneurysm.
placental bruit a soft, blowing auscultatory sound supposed to be produced by the blood current in the placenta. Called also placental souffle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bru·it

(brū-ē'), As an English word, bruit is correctly pronounced brūt, to rhyme with boot. In U.S. medical parlance, brū'ē and brū-ē' are more often heard. In contemporary medical French, this word denotes either of the two normal heart sounds.
A harsh or musical intermittent auscultatory sound, especially an abnormal one.
[Fr.]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bruit

(bro͞ot)
tr.v. bruited, bruiting, bruits
n.
(also bro͞o′ē) Medicine An abnormal sound heard in auscultation.
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bruit

French: sound. An audible swishing sound or murmur heard by auscultation over an artery, which indicates increased turbulence often due to partial obstruction by atherosclerosis. When heard over the carotid arteries, bruits predict future cerebrovascular accidents.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bruit

Cardiology An audible swishing sound or murmur heard over an arterial 'thrill' caused by atherosclerosis; when auscultated over the carotid arteries, bruits predict future CVAs; it is unclear whether surgical correction improves the ultimate outcomes, as the ischemic event often occurs at a distance from the identified 'danger zone'; artery or vascular channel; indicates ↑ turbulence often caused by a partial obstruction. See Carotid endarterectomy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bru·it

(brū-ē')
An abnormal swishing, blowing, or murmuring sound.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bruit 

A sound heard on auscultation of the heart, lungs, large arteries or veins, or any large cavity (e.g. the orbit). The auscultation is carried out with a stethoscope. Example: An occlusive disease of the carotid artery caused by atherosclerosis leads to a reduction in blood flow through the carotid arteries (and a concomitant reduction in blood flow through vessels of the eye and orbit). It gives rise to a swishing sound with the chest piece of the stethoscope on the neck over the carotid artery. See amaurosis fugax.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

bru·it

(brū-ē')
A harsh or musical intermittent auscultatory sound, especially an abnormal one.
[Fr.]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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