bruit de diable


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Related to bruit de diable: venous hum

ve·nous hum

brief or continuous noise originating from the neck veins that may be confused with cardiac murmurs, particularly with the continuous murmur of patent ductus arteriosus.
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bruit de diable

A retired French medical lexical import for a “hellacious noise” (diable—devil), which is heard by auscultation; it is covered by “venous hum” in the working medical parlance.
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