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a short, sharp sound.
opening snap a short, sharp, high-pitched click occurring in early diastole and caused by opening of the mitral cusps, a characteristic sound in mitral stenosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A click; a short sharp sound; said especially of cardiac sounds.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
snapCardiology noun A click or other sharp sound corresponding to an abnormal mitral valve opening–opening snap, or closing–closing snap Psychiatry verb To suffer abrupt decompensation in social or interpersonal coping mechanisms. See Postal worker syndrome.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A click; a short, sharp sound; said especially of cardiac sounds.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
SNAPAbbrev. for SCORE FOR NEONATAL ACUTE PHYSIOLOGY.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005