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PATHOLOGICAL Term

diagnostic and pathology

QuestionAnswer
auscultation Listening to sounds 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 pleural surfaces rubbing against each other
rales (crackles) Fine crackling sounds heard on auscultation (during inhalation) when there is fluid in the alveoli
rhonchi (singular: rhonchus) Loud rumbling sounds heard on auscultation of bronchi obstructed by sputum
sputum Material expelled from the bronchi, lungs, or upper respiratory tract by spitting
stridor strained, high-pitched sound heard on inspiration caused by obstruction in the pharynx or larynx
wheezes continuous high-pitched whistling sounds produced during breathing
diphtheria acute infection of the throat and upper respiratory tract caused by the diphtheria bacterium (corynebacterium)
pertussis whooping cough; highly contagious bacterial infection of the pharynx, larynx, and trachea caused by Bordetella pertussis
pulmonary parenchyma TERMINAL bronchioles and alveoli.
Created by: atif786