phonendoscope


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phonendoscope

 [fo-nen´do-skōp]
a stethoscopic device that intensifies auscultatory sounds.

pho·nen·do·scope

(fō-nen'dō-skōp),
A stethoscope that intensifies the auscultatory sounds by means of two parallel resonating plates, one resting on the patient's chest or attached to a stethoscope tube, the other vibrating in unison with it.
[phon- + G. endon, within, + skopeō, to view]

phonendoscope

/phon·en·do·scope/ (fo-nen´dah-skōp) a stethoscopic device that intensifies auscultatory sounds.

pho·nen·do·scope

(fō-nen'dŏ-skōp)
A stethoscope that intensifies the auscultatory sounds by means of two parallel resonating plates, one resting on the patient's chest or attached to a stethoscope tube, the other vibrating in unison with it.
[phon- + G. endon, within, + skopeō, to view]

phonendoscope

a stethoscopic device that intensifies auscultatory sounds. Consists of a flat chamber closed at its contact with the skin by a thin plastic diaphragm. It is most useful in picking up low pitched sounds from the respiratory tract. The classical bell stethoscope is more suited to picking up the higher pitched heart sounds.