friction rub

friction rub
an auscultatory sound caused by the rubbing together of two serous surfaces, as in a pericardial rub or pleural friction rub; called also rub.

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  • friction rub — friction murmur …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Pericardial friction rub — A pericardial friction rub, also pericardial rub, is an audible medical sign used in the diagnosis of pericarditis. Upon auscultation, this sign is an extra heart sound of to and fro character, typically with three components, one systolic and… …   Wikipedia

  • Pleural friction rub — A pleural friction rub is a medical sign, audible via auscultation, that is used in the diagnosis of pleurisy and other conditions affecting the chest cavity …   Wikipedia

  • pericardial friction rub — pericardial fric·tion rub frik shən .rəb n the auscultatory sound produced by the rubbing together of inflamed pericardial membranes in pericarditis called also pericardial rub …   Medical dictionary

  • friction murmur — friction rub a scratching sound, heard over the heart with the aid of the stethoscope, in patients who have pericarditis. It results from the two inflamed layers of the pericardium rubbing together during activity of the heart …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • rub — /rub/, v., rubbed, rubbing, n. v.t. 1. to subject the surface of (a thing or person) to pressure and friction, as in cleaning, smoothing, polishing, coating, massaging, or soothing: to rub a table top with wax polish; to rub the entire back area …   Universalium

  • rub — [rub] vt. rubbed, rubbing [ME rubben, akin to Dan rubbe, EFris rubben < IE * reup , to tear out < base * reu , to dig, tear out > ROB, RIP1, RUG, RUBBLE, L rumpere, to break] 1. to move one s hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface …   English World dictionary

  • Rub — Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the action… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rub — Friction encountered in moving one body in contact with another. friction r. SYN: friction sound. pericardial r., pericardial friction r. SYN: pericardial friction sound. pleural r. friction r …   Medical dictionary

  • Friction — Fric tion, n. [L. frictio, fr. fricare, frictum,to rub: cf. F. friction. See {Fray} to rub, arid cf. {Dentifrice}.] 1. The act of rubbing the surface of one body against that of another; attrition; in hygiene, the act of rubbing the body with the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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