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Lung sounds

TermDefinition
Bronchial/Tubular-Normal Harsh Loud High Pitched--Trachea
Bronchi-Vesucular-Normal Moderate pitch Blowing--scapulae or 1st and 2nd ICS
Vesicular-Normal Low pitched soft or breezy and sighing--Peripheral Lung Fields
Crackles/Rales-Abnormal Popping sounds moving through fluids fine or course
Gurgles or Rhonchi-Abnormal Air flow through narrow space caused be fluid or tumor
Wheezing-Abnormal Musical sounds caused by swollen or constricted airways-Abnormal
Pleural Friction Rub-Abnormal Rubbing of inflamed pleural surfaces
Stridor-Abnormal Piercing high pitched sound heard on inspiration
Stertor-Abnormal Death Rattle Labored breathing producing snoring sound
Diminished Lung sounds-Abnormal Poor air flow
Grunting (COPD)-Abnormal High pitched sounds heard on expiration due to air being trapped in the lungs
Misplaced lung sounds-Abnormal Normal sounds heard in abnormal spaces