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Chpt. 12 Respiratory

diagnostic terms

auscultation listening to sound within the body
percussion tapping on a surface to determine the difference in the density of the underlying structure
pleural rub scratchy sound produced by the motion of inflamed or irritated pleural surfaces rubbing against each other; also called friction rub
rales (crackles) abnormal crackling sounds heard during inspiration when there is fluid, blood, or pus in the alveoli
sputum material expelled form the chest by coughing or clearing the throat
stridor strained, high-piched, noisy sound made on inspiration; associated with obstruction of the larynx or trachea
wheezes continuous high-pitched, noisy sounds heard when air is forced through a narrow space during inspiration or expiration
Created by: joe3162