hen-cluck stertor

hen-cluck stertor
a respiration sound like a hen's cluck in cases of postpharyngeal abscess.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • stertor — A noisy inspiration occurring in coma or deep sleep, sometimes due to obstruction of the larynx or upper airways. [L. sterto, to snore] hen cluck s. a breath sound like the clucking of a hen, sometimes heard in cases of retropharyngeal abscess …   Medical dictionary

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