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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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Time-frequency detection and analysis of wheezes during forced exhalation.
With regard to asthma, symptoms originating from the wall oscillations of narrowed airways at critical flow rates causes wheeze to occur [3].
From the total of 94 papers obtained, most of the discarded papers were not related to the discussed automated wheeze detection system.
The authors strongly believe that this article is first of its kind since no previous work on summarizing the previous research on automatic wheeze detection systems beneficial seems to be available.
He was hospitalized following aggravation of his symptoms and appearance of wheeze and treated with neubolized salbutamol, intravenous dexamethasone and ceftriaxon with partial response.
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
Our patient had both stridor and wheeze. In a previously healthy child with stridor and wheeze infectious causes such as combination of croup and bronchiolitis or croup and reactive air way disease and non infectious causes such as gasteroesophageal reflux, anaphylaxis, inhalation of products of combustion and foreign body aspiration are considered.
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection can predispose to recurrent wheeze. Certainly it has been shown that RSV bronchiolitis severe enough to cause hospitalisation is a risk factor for allergic asthma in early adolescence.
In South Africa the concept of 'wheezy phenotypes' is not applicable to a large percentage of the population who wheeze in response to other significant diseases.
1 could be used for workup of a young child with wheeze.
Then these two docked molecules cause the receptor chains to shift and subsequently to signal the cell to release chemicals that make us sneeze and wheeze.
"It's an aggressive way of challenging other deer," White said of the snort-wheeze vocalization that consists of two quick bursts of air blown through the call (the snort), followed by one longer burst (the wheeze).