fremitus

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Related to Tactile Vocal Fremitus: vocal resonance, pleural effusion

fremitus

 [frem´ĭ-tus]
a vibration perceptible on palpation or auscultation; see also thrill.
tactile fremitus a type of vocal fremitus found over an area of secretions.
tussive fremitus one felt on the chest while the patient coughs.
vocal fremitus (VF) transmission of the spoken voice to the chest wall, detectable by auscultation or palpation; it is increased with lung consolidation and decreased with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and airway obstruction.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs),
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

(frĕm′ĭ-təs)
n. pl. fremitus
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body.
See also: thrill
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]

fremitus

Vibration that can be felt by a hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking. Fremitus is increased if the lung is solidified by PNEUMONIA or if there is a large cavity near the surface. It is diminished if the associated air tubes (bronchi) are blocked and absent if the lung is separated from the chest wall by fluid in the pleural space (pleural effusion).

frem·i·tus

(frem'i-tŭs)
In dentistry, palpable vibrations or movement of a tooth, usually due to excessive contact with another tooth.
[L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. -itus, to roar, resound]