sonorous rhonchus


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sonorous rhonchus

Rhonchus, see there.

rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
An added sound with a musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on auscultation of the chest, and caused by air passing through bronchi that are narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in the lumen; if low-pitched, it is called sonorous rhonchus; if high-pitched, with a whistling or squeaky quality, sibilant rhonchus.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]

rhon·chus

, sonorous rhonchus , sibilant rhonchus, pl. rhonchi (rong'kŭs, sonŏr-ŭs, sibi-lănt, rongkī)
Added sound with musical pitch occurring during inspiration or expiration, heard on chest auscultation and caused by air passing through bronchi narrowed by inflammation, spasm of smooth muscle, or presence of mucus in lumen.
[L. fr. G. rhenchos, a snoring]