Pectoriloquy
Pectoriloquy Pec`to*ril"o*quy, n. [L. pectus, -oris, the breast + loqui to speak: cf. F. pectoriloquie.] (Med.) The distinct articulation of the sounds of a patient's voice, heard on applying the ear to the chest in auscultation. It usually indicates some morbid change in the lungs or pleural cavity. [1913 Webster]

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  • pectoriloquy — Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma. SYN: pectorophony. [L. pectus, chest, +… …   Medical dictionary

  • pectoriloquy — n. abnormal transmission of the patient s voice sounds through the chest wall so that they can be clearly heard through a stethoscope. Whispered sounds (whispering pectoriloquy) can be heard over the lung of a patient with pneumonia …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pectoriloquy — sound of patient’s voice as heard through stethoscope Styles of Speech …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pectoriloquy — pec·to·ril·o·quy …   English syllables

  • pectoriloquy — ˌpektəˈriləkwē noun ( es) Etymology: French pectoriloquie, from Latin pector , pectus breast + loquium speaking (from loqui to speak) more at pectoral : the sound of words heard through the chest wall and usually indicating a cavity or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whispered pectoriloquy — refers to an increased loudness of whispering 1 2 3 while the physician is listening using a stethoscope on the lung fields on a patient s back. Usually it is not heard when whispered. It is a test performed during a medical physical examination… …   Wikipedia

  • whispered pectoriloquy — whispering pectoriloquy the transmission of the sound of whispered words through the walls of the chest, heard upon auscultation and indicating an area of consolidation. Called also whispered bronchophony or voice …   Medical dictionary

  • Пекторилоквия (Pectoriloquy) — аномальное проведение звуков голоса человека через стенку грудной клетки, так что они становятся хорошо различимы при прослушивании через стетоскоп. Шепот (пекторилоквия шепота (whispering pcctoriloquy)) часто может прослушиваться над легкими у… …   Медицинские термины

  • aphonic pectoriloquy — the sound of the whispered voice transmitted through a serous, but not through a purulent, exudate within the pleura. Called also Baccelli sign …   Medical dictionary

  • ПЕКТОРИЛОКВИЯ — (pectoriloquy) аномальное проведение звуков голоса человека через стенку грудной клетки, так что они становятся хорошо различимы при прослушивании через стетоскоп. Шепот (пекторилоквия шепота (whispering pcctoriloquy)) часто может прослушиваться… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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