bronchophony


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bronchophony

 [brong-kof´o-ne]
1. the normal voice sounds heard over a healthy large bronchus.
2. abnormal voice sounds heard over the lung, with the voice transmitted unusually clearly and with a high pitch; it is a type of pectoriloquy, indicating solidification of the lung tissue. Called also bronchiloquy.
whispered bronchophony bronchophony heard through a stethoscope while the patient is whispering.

bron·choph·o·ny

(brong-kof'ō-nē),
Increased intensity and clarity of voice sounds heard over a bronchus surrounded by consolidated lung tissue.
See also: tracheophony.
Synonym(s): bronchial voice
[broncho- + G. phōnē, voice]

bronchophony

Chest medicine A change in the character of the spoken voice, which is higher-pitched and less muffled than normal; it is due to an ↑ transmission of sound 2º to consolidation, infarction, atelectasis, or compression of lung tissue See Egophony.

bron·choph·o·ny

(brong-kof'ŏ-nē)
Increased intensity and clarity of voice sounds heard over a bronchus surrounded by consolidated lung tissue.
See also: tracheophony
[broncho- + G. phōnē, voice]
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Inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation (including bronchophony, egophony, and whispered pectoriloquy) are steps in a thorough, in-depth assessment.