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thrill

 [thril]
a vibration felt by the examiner on palpation; see also fremitus.
diastolic thrill one felt over the precordium during diastole in advanced aortic insufficiency.
hydatid thrill one felt on percussing over a hydatid cyst.
presystolic thrill one felt just before the ventricular systole over the apex of the heart.
systolic thrill one felt over the precordium during ventricular systole in aortic stenosis, pulmonary stenosis, and ventricular septal defect.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

thrill

(thril),
A vibration accompanying a cardiac or vascular murmur that can be palpated.
See also: fremitus.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thrill

(thrĭl)
v. thrilled, thrilling, thrills
v.tr.
To cause to quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
v.intr.
To quiver, tremble, or vibrate.
n.
1. A quivering or trembling caused by sudden excitement or emotion.
2. Medicine A slight palpable vibration associated with a cardiac murmur and certain other cardiac or respiratory conditions.

thrill′ing·ly adv.
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thrill

Cardiology
A palpable murmur that correlates with zones of maximum intensity of auscultated sounds: rough lower sternal-border thrills occur in ventricular septal defect; apical systolic thrills are associated with mitral valve insufficiency; diastolic thrills may be palpated in AV valve stenosis.

Vox populi
Anything which creates or achieves a sensation of excitement and pleasure, or the sensation itself.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

thrill

Cardiology A palpable murmur that correlates with zones of maximum intensity of auscultated sounds; rough lower sternal border thrills occur in ventricular septal defect, apical systolic thrills are associated with mitral valve insufficiency; diastolic thrills may be palpated in AV valve stenosis Vox populi Whee, whoopie, yippie, yeeeehaaa, etc
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thrill

(thril)
A vibration accompanying a cardiac or vascular murmur that can be palpated.
See also: fremitus
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

thrill

A coarse vibrating sensation felt with the flat of the hand on the front of the chest. Thrills are caused by severe turbulence in blood flow in the heart from valve disease or congenital heart disorder and are always audible with a STETHOSCOPE. They can be considered as exaggerated heart murmurs.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

thrill

(thril)
Vibration accompanying a cardiac or vascular murmur that can be palpated.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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