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wheeze

 [hwēz]
a continuous sound consisting of a whistling noise with a higher pitch than that of a rhonchus. See also wheezing.

wheeze

(wēz),
1. To breathe noisily and with difficulty.
2. A whistling, squeaking, musical, or puffing sound made on exhalation by air passing through the fauces, glottis, or narrowed tracheobronchial airways.
[A.S. hwēsan]

wheeze

(wēz, hwēz)
v. wheezed, wheezing, wheezes
v.intr.
1. To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound.
2. To make a sound resembling laborious breathing.
v.tr.
To produce or utter with a hoarse whistling sound: The old locomotive wheezed steam.
n.
1. A wheezing sound.
2. Informal An old joke.
3. Chiefly British A clever scheme.

wheez′er n.
wheez′ing·ly adv.

wheeze

Sibilant rhonchus Pulmonary medicine A type of continuous–> 250 msec, high-pitched, hissing lung sound, with a frequency of ≥ 400 Hz. See End-expiratory wheeze, Expiratory wheeze. Cf Rhonchus.

wheeze

(wēz)
1. To breathe with difficulty and noisily.
2. A whistling, squeaking, musical, or puffing sound made by air passing through the fauces, glottis, or narrowed tracheobronchial airways in difficult breathing.
[A.S. hwēsan]

Wheeze

A whistling sound made by the flow of high-velocity air through narrowed airways. Wheezing is a symptom of several respiratory diseases including byssinosis and asthma.
Mentioned in: Byssinosis

wheeze

(wēz)
1. To breathe noisily and with difficulty.
2. A whistling, squeaking, musical, or puffing sound made on exhalation by air passing through fauces, glottis, or narrowed tracheobronchial airways.
[A.S. hwēsan]

Patient discussion about wheeze

Q. Differentiate Wheezing & Asthma My sister who is 29 years old is suffering from wheezing for the past 7 years. Its not a genetic problem. Some times she uses inhaler for temporary recovery. She tried English medicine, homeo and other treatments. Is it an Asthma? I find very difficult in seeing her struggle when she find hard to breathe. Please help to make her free out of this struggle.

A. i see what scares you...it's frustrating to see your loved ones suffer and you cannot help. if she is has an inhaler- that mean she has been to the Dr. and he prescribed her some kind of medicine. without giving a diagnose first...?

Q. Help her to breathe. My sixteen year old cousin (girl) who is wondering if she is suffering from asthma, anxiety or both. She is thin, healthy girl and have been very worried She have asthma and have been thinking about it constantly. When she exercise, she get more out of breath, more worn out, and her heart beats faster than other people. Sometimes her chest hurts, but people tell me that is from my chest muscles being worked. She get a little dizzy also. When she go to bed at night sometimes it seems hard to breathe. She can take a deep breath and everything but it seems hard or something. I know there isn't anything wrong with my heart because she had an EKG done recently and chest x-rays. That was fine. When it is hot humid and muggy outside she find it hard to breath. Do you think she have asthma. She don't have any coughing or any known wheezing. Could thinking about every breath she take seem like she have asthma? She really want to know and me too, what is going on! Please help her to breathe!!!!

A. PS--alcohol and cigarettes can cause this problem to(drugs)mrfoot56.

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There are several methods being used by the previous researchers to process the lung sounds for detecting wheeze. The lung sounds are either processed in time domain or frequency domain.
It is estimated that more than 80% of air way foreign bodies are lodged in the bronchus, while fewer than 10% become lodged in the larynx.2 AFA may present with different signs and symptoms depending on the size, location and type of the foreign body.3 They include cough, stridor, wheeze, asymmetric breath sounds, cyanosis, dyspnea and apnea.3
Doctors treating preschool children who wheeze when they get a cold should reserve oral prednisolone for severely ill inpatients, says the editorial.
In the Synagis-treated group, 13.1% of infants developed recurrent wheeze versus 25.7% in the untreated group, which equated to a 49% relative risk reduction in recurrent wheeze (p = 0.001).
Determining the best acute therapy for young children who wheeze remains controversial.
Wheeze decorated her Norfolk pine with tiny glass balls and tinsel.
There were significant associations for a nasal immune-response cluster characterized by lower non-interferon anti-viral immune-response mediators and higher type-2 and type-17 cytokines with first- and second-year recurrent wheeze in RSV-infected infants.
The prevalence of lifetime wheeze, wheezing during the last 12 months, and/or physician-diagnosed asthma was 19.2%, 10.3%, and 23.1%, respectively.
Researchers assessed the lung function of 646 children--338 of whom had experienced lower respiratory illness (LRI) before age 2 and 308 controls--and found those who had early pneumonia had a nearly twofold increase in the risk of asthma and wheeze up to age 26.
Vegetable consumption at least once of twice per week was inversely associated with current and severe wheeze and rhonoconjunctivitis, and [greater than or equal to] 3 times per week was inversely associated with severe eczema.
Wheeze has been defined as a 'continuous high-pitched sound, with musical quality, emitting from the chest during expiration' (Brand et al, 2008).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Findings of a new study showed that maternal smoking during pregnancy is associated with wheeze and asthma in preschool children, even among children who were not exposed to maternal smoking late in pregnancy or after birth.