hippocratic succussion sound
a splashing noise produced by shaking the body when there is gas or air and fluid in the stomach or intestine, or free in the peritoneum, thorax, and, rarely, the pericardium.
Synonym(s): hippocratic succussion sound
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hip·po·crat·ic suc·cus·sion sound(hip'ō-krat'ik sŭ-kŭsh'ŭn sownd)
A splashing sound elicited by shaking a patient with hydrothorax or pyopneumothorax while the physician's ear is applied to the chest.
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