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vasicular sound
normal soft low pitched E<1 heard over most lung fields
adventituious sounds
abnormal breath sounds
vocal or tactile fremitus
vibrations felt over the chest when client speaks "99"
thoracic expanse
movement of the thorzx horizontally
retraction
inward pulling in of intercostal spaces seen in severe hypoxia or respitory distress
bronchial sounds
E>1 normal heard over trachea high pitches hollow
bronchialvesicular sound
e=1 heard over bifurcation of bronchiol T4 in posterior 2ICS in the anterior
sputum
substance expelled by coughing (mucus, cells, organisms)
scapulae
shoulder blades
resonant
air filled as in normal lung percussion
percussion
assesment technique of tapping body surface to detect air mass or fluid
mucus
fluid secreted by mucus membranes and glands
hypoxia
decreased concentration of cellular oxygen
expectoration
coughing up of mucous formed in air passages
accessory muscles
involvment of the trapezius, sternocleomastoid and scalene muslces in breathing process
anoxia
diminished oxygen in arterial blood despite normal O2 capacity