respiratory sound

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respiratory sound

Any sound heard over the lungs, bronchi, or trachea.
See also: sound


1. percept resulting from stimulation of the ear by mechanical radiant energy, the frequency depending on the species.
2. a slender instrument to be introduced into body passages or cavities, especially for the dilatation of strictures or detection of foreign bodies.
3. a noise, normal or abnormal, emanating from within the body.
4. strong, in good condition and without significant defects, e.g. said of wool which has sufficient tensile strength to resist the rigors of processing; said also of teeth as sound mouth.

ejection s's
high-pitched clicking sounds heard very shortly after the first heart sound, attributed to sudden distention of a dilated pulmonary artery or aorta or to forceful opening of the pulmonic or aortic cusps.
friction sound
one produced by rubbing of two surfaces.
heart s's
the sounds produced by the functioning of the heart. See heart sounds.
Korotkoff's s's
those heard during auscultatory blood pressure determination.
percussion sound
any sound obtained by percussion.
respiratory sound
any sound heard on ausculation over the respiratory tract.
succussion s's
splashing sounds heard on succussion over a distended stomach or in hydropneumothorax.
to-and-fro sound
a peculiar friction sound or murmur heard in pericarditis and pleurisy.
urethral sound
a long, slender instrument for exploring and dilating the urethra.
sound waves
sound, the stimulus for hearing, consists of patterns of pressure waves generated in and passed through the air.
white sound
that produced by a mixture of all frequencies of mechanical vibration perceptible as sound.
sound wool
wool with no breaks in it that will stand up to the pressures of scouring, spinning and weaving.
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Sovijarvi AR, Vanderschoot J, Earis JE (2000) Standardization of computerized respiratory sound analysis.
Among these monitoring methods the esophageal stethoscope has the advantage of being non-invasive ease of placement and being able to measure not only the heart sound but also to monitor the temperature and the respiratory sound of the patients.
14) Respiratory sound analysis showed to be complementary to classical spirometry Corbera et An algorithm to al.
Such clinical signs with variable degree have already been reported along with distinctive respiratory sound "rales", and
Chest examination revealed percussion dullness across the bilateral lower lung areas and decreased respiratory sounds.
We aimed to identify physical features, including respiratory sounds, that might be associated with disease severity among patients in Japan who were affected by Spanish influenza during 1919 and 1920.

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