tactile fremitus


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fremitus

 [frem´ĭ-tus]
a vibration perceptible on palpation or auscultation; see also thrill.
tactile fremitus a type of vocal fremitus found over an area of secretions.
tussive fremitus one felt on the chest while the patient coughs.
vocal fremitus (VF) transmission of the spoken voice to the chest wall, detectable by auscultation or palpation; it is increased with lung consolidation and decreased with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and airway obstruction.

tac·tile frem·i·tus

vibration palpated with the hand on the chest during vocal fremitus.

tactile fremitus

a tremulous vibration of the chest wall during speaking that is palpable on physical examination. Tactile fremitus may be decreased or absent when vibrations from the larynx to the chest surface are impeded by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstruction, pleural effusion, or pneumothorax. It is increased in pneumonia. Compare vocal fremitus.
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Evaluation of tactile fremitus

tac·tile frem·i·tus

(tak'til frem'i-tŭs)
Vibration palpated with the hand on the chest during vocal fremitus.
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Palpation displays decreased tactile fremitus and also decreased chest wall expansion.