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1. the prolongation and intensification of sound produced by transmission of its vibrations to a cavity, especially such a sound elicited by percussion. Decrease of resonance is called dullness; its increase, flatness.
2. a vocal sound heard on auscultation.
amphoric resonance a sound resembling that produced by blowing over the mouth of an empty bottle.
nuclear magnetic resonance see nuclear magnetic resonance.
skodaic resonance increased percussion resonance at the upper part of the chest, with flatness below it; heard over a large pleural effusion or area of consolidation.
tympanic resonance tympanitic resonance (def. 2).
1. the peculiar sound elicited by percussing a tympanitic abdomen.
2. the drumlike reverberation of a cavity full of air; called also tympanic resonance.
vocal resonance (VR) the sound of ordinary speech as heard through the chest wall.
a peculiar, high-pitched sound, less musical than that obtained over a cavity, elicited by percussion just above the level of a pleuritic effusion.
sko·da·ic res·o·nance(skō-dā'ik rez'ŏ-năns)
Skoda,Joseph, Bohemian clinician in Vienna, 1805-1881.
Skoda crackles - bronchial sounds heard in pneumonia.
Skoda rale - a rale in a bronchus, heard through an area of consolidated tissue in pneumonia.
Skoda sign - Synonym(s): skodaic resonance
Skoda tympany - Synonym(s): skodaic resonance