adventitious breath sounds
Added breath sound that is superimposed on normal breath sounds.
Irregularly irregular respirations that signal impending death.
Lack of spontaneous respirations for 10 or more seconds.
Abnormal thorax configuration where the ratio of the anteroposterior diameter to the transverse diameter of the chest is approximately 1:1.
Respiratory rate under 12 breaths per minute in a resting adult
Use of a voice sound, where the patient says the words "ninety-nine" or "one, two, three," to determine if the lung is filled with air, fluid, or a solid.
Crescendo or decrescendo respiratory pattern interspersed between periods of apnea.
Subcutaneous emphysema; beads of air escape from the lungs and create a crackling sound when palpated. A grating or crackling sound that can be felt/heard with joint movement.
Difficulty breathing. Subjective feeling of shortness of breath.
Use of a voice sound, where the patient says the sound "ee," to determine if the lungs are filled with air, fluid, or a solid.
Normal breathing; respirations are 12 to 20 per minute for the resting adult
Breath that is greater in volume than the resting tidal volume
Respirations characterized by extreme increased rate and depth, as in diabetic ketoacidosis.
Upper bone of the sternum; articulates with the clavicles and the first pair of ribs
Vertical line drawn from the midpoint of the clavicle
Difficulty breathing except in an upright position
Coarse, palpable vibration produced by the passage of air through thick exudate in the large bronchi or the trachea
Lateral curvature of the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae
Substance that is produced by the respiratory tract and can be expectorated or swallowed; composed of mucus, blood, purulent material, microorganisms, cellular debris, and, occasionally, foreign objects
The extent and symmetry of chest wall expansion
Used in an examination skill to assess whether the lungs are filled with air, fluid, or a solid.
Use of a voice sound, where the patient whispers the words "ninety-nine" or "one, two, three," to determine if the lungs are filled with air, fluid, or a solid
Innervated by the phrenic nerve. Is a dome shaped muscle that forms the inferior border of the thorax.
Anteriorly, the right edge lacked at 5th rib.