amphoric respiration

amphoric respiration
respiration characterized by amphoric resonance, heard over pulmonary cavities or pneumothorax.

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  • Amphoric — Am*phor ic, a. (Med.) Produced by, or indicating, a cavity in the lungs, not filled, and giving a sound like that produced by blowing into an empty decanter; as, amphoric respiration or resonance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amphoric resonance — a sound heard upon percussion or auscultation, resembling that produced by blowing over the mouth of an empty bottle, as in amphoric respiration. See also cavernous voice, under voice. Called also amphoric murmur …   Medical dictionary

  • Respiration — is the act of inhaling and exhaling air in order to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide. * * * 1. A fundamental process of life, characteristic of both plants and animals, in which oxygen is used to oxidize organic fuel molecules, providing a… …   Medical dictionary

  • sound — 1. The vibrations produced by a sounding body, transmitted by the air or other medium, and perceived by the internal ear. 2. An elongated cylindrical, usually curved, instrument of metal, used for exploring the bladder or other cavities of the… …   Medical dictionary

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