pectoriloquy


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pectoriloquy

 [pek″to-ril´o-kwe]
voice sounds of increased resonance heard through the chest wall, such as egophony and bronchophony.

pec·to·ril·o·quy

(pek'tō-ril'ŏ-kwē),
Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.
Synonym(s): pectorophony
[L. pectus, chest, + loquor, to speak]

pectoriloquy

/pec·to·ril·o·quy/ (pek-tah-ril´ah-kwe) voice sounds of increased resonance heard through the chest wall.

pectoriloquy

[pek′təril′əkwē]
a phenomenon in which voice sounds, including whispers, are transmitted clearly through the pulmonary structures and are clearly audible through a stethoscope. It is often a sign of lung consolidation.

pec·to·ril·o·quy

(pek'tō-ril'ŏ-kwē)
Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma.
[L. pectus, chest, + loquor, to speak]
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It should be a very rare event in our day and age that any description of whispered pectoriloquy should sneak its way into our record, particularly for a urology visit.
He described murmurs and thrills, pectoriloquy (as a sign of tubercular cavities), egophony, bronchophony, a variety of rales, and normal and abnormal lung sounds.
The second edition of Traite (1826) introduced a nomenclature of auscultatory sounds (rales, fremitus, egophony, pectoriloquy, bronchophony) heard in organ pathology that formerly was called "lung fever.