Litten's phenomenon

Lit·ten's phenomenon

(lĭt′nz)
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Respiratory function was assessed at bedside using breath-holding time, single breath count, chest expansion, Litten's phenomenon.
Diaphragmatic movement was assessed by Litten's phenomenon. Diaphragmatic weakness was increased during the second week and began to recover after the third week.