pectoriloquy


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pectoriloquy

(ˌpɛktəˈrɪləkwɪ)
n
(Medicine) vocalization through the chest wall, indicating a cavity or consolidation of the lung

pectoriloquism, pectoriloquy

speaking from the chest, a phenomenon observed with a stethoscope and caused by the voice reverberating in the lung cavities as a result of disease. — pectoriloquial, pectoriloquous, adj.
See also: Speech
the transmission of the voice through the chest wall, so that it can be picked up by direct listening against the chest or with a stethoscope. It frequently indicates an abnormality in the lungs. — pectoriloquial, pectoriloquous, adj.
See also: Body, Human
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The physical exam documented a detailed cardiac exam with no murmurs, rubs, or gallops, and the pulmonary exam showed no wheezing or whispered pectoriloquy.
Egophony is assessed by asking the patient to repeat the letter "e," while whispered pectoriloquy is assessed by asking the patient to whisper the phrase "12-3" while the nurse auscultates the chest wall.
This is the sort of stuff to keep one awake in the early hours of the morning, along with the whispering pectoriloquy.