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auscultation
listening to sounds within the body
percussion
tapping on a surface to determine the difference in the density of the underlying structure
pleural rub
scratchy sound produced by the motion of inflamed or irritated pleural surfaces rubbing against each other; also called a friction rub
rales (crackles)
abnormal crackling sounds heard during inspiration when there is fluid, blood or pus in the alveoli
sputum
material expelled from the chest by coughing or clearing the throat
stridor
starined, high-pitched, noisy sound made on inspiration; associated with obstruction of the larynx or trachea
wheezes
continuous high-pitched whistling sounds heard when air is forced through a narrow space during inspiration or expiration