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Sound heard on auscultation of the chest synchronous with cardiac contraction, indicating presence of air in the mediastinum.


A crepitance. See Mediastinal crunch.

Patient discussion about crunch

Q. If your stomach muscles are cut across(bikini-cut from a c-section) does that mean that situps(crunches) won't do any good? Is there a better way in this case?

A. from what i know- it's not very good to do any sport right after a c-section. but you should resume as soon as you've been cleared by your doctor to help restore your strength and pre-pregnancy body, and then there is no problem to do situps.

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The overall quantity and frequency of the peaks would be a good indicator of the sensation of "crunchiness" during chewing of the tablet.
It is a variation on a classic almond tart, but by adding fragrant flavours of orange and the crunchiness of toasted pine nuts it adds a fairly substantial twist to what is already a wonderful dessert.
Plus, it improves crunchiness, adding to the end product's textural appeal.
Applejack coleslaw adds the crunchiness of fresh apples to the cabbage mix to bring a different, tart taste to the mix.
"You bite into a small piece, roll it around your mouth, and spit it out, noting things like mouth feel (or crunchiness), sweetness, pungency, aroma, and flavor.
The dish was the perfect balance of tartness and sweetness, fruitiness and creaminess, crunchiness and softness.
Heck, I'm a fundamentalist father of six homeschooled children--the very epitome of crunchiness, according to Dreher.
The coating retains the product's color and crunchiness for a longer period of time.
"This should bring us closer to the day when you can shop for fresh produce in a grocery store and be sure you'll get just the amount of crunchiness and sweetness or sourness you expect, justifying your first impression based on the fruit's attractive appearance," says Lu.
These chips are a perfect crunchiness. Consumers will like the packaging--how the picture stands out from the black.
At first, however, they found that the whey, in a form called whey protein isolate, reduced the crunchiness, color, and texture of extruded snack foods.
They got the shape right, but they could never get the same kind of crunchiness into the smaller granola flakes.