area of cardiac dullness


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Noun1.area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion)area of cardiac dullness - a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
chest, pectus, thorax - the part of the human torso between the neck and the diaphragm or the corresponding part in other vertebrates
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The apex beat was in the right fifth intercostal space in midclavicular line with area of cardiac dullness on the right side.
The apex beat was located to the 4th intercostal space, mid-clavicular line; percussion suggested a normal area of cardiac dullness.