vocal fremitus

vocal fremitus

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(VF) a thrill caused by speaking, perceived by the ear of the auscultator applied to the chest; called also pectoral f.

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  • Vocal fremitus — Vocal Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vocal fremitus — see fremitus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Fremitus — is a palpable vibration on the human body. In common medical usage, it usually refers to (tactile) vocal fremitus, although there are several other types.Bronchial fremitusSee rhonchal fremitus below.Hepatic fremitusHepatic fremitus is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Vocal — Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or valley,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vocal chords — Vocal Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vocal cords — Vocal Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vocal music — Vocal Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vocal tube — Vocal Vo cal (v[=o] kal), a. [L. vocalis, fr. vox, vocis, voice: cf. F. vocal. See {Voice}, and cf. {Vowel}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the voice or speech; having voice; endowed with utterance; full of voice, or voices. [1913 Webster] To hill or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fremitus — A vibration imparted to the hand resting on the chest or other part of the body. SEE ALSO: thrill. [L. a dull roaring sound, fr. fremo, pp. itus, to roar, resound] bronchial f. adventitious pulmonary sounds or …   Medical dictionary

  • fremitus — n. vibrations or tremors in a part of the body, detected by feeling with the fingers or hand (palpation) or by listening (auscultation). The term is most commonly applied to vibrations perceived through the chest when a patient breathes, speaks… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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