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Noun1.precordium - the external surface of the body overlying the heart and stomach
external organ - an organ that is situated on or near the surface of the body
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Diffuse fine crackles were audible at both lung bases, and a prominent pericardial rub was detected throughout the precordium and was accentuated during systole.
Examination revealed hepatosplenomegaly, and the systolic heart murmur was detected across the precordium, with radiation to the back.
There was only 1 case of penetrating chest trauma in this series, in a child who sustained numerous stab wounds to the abdomen and precordium, necessitating urgent exploration.
Although having radiating chest pain to a region besides substernal or left precordium or presence of preinfarction angina did not differ between groups, in agreement to the previous studies, the patients who used ambulance defined more severe chest pain (6, 7).
99m]Tc-GSA (185 MBq, Nihon Mediphysics, Nishinomiya, Japan), which binds to ASGPR, images were obtained using a gamma camera with a large field of view (GCA-90B, Toshiba, Tokyo, Japan) and a high resolution, parallel hole collimator, which was centred over the liver and precordium.
Inspected and palpated the precordium for size/location and contour of im ulse(s) 5.
In many respects it is as important as the differentiation between upper motor and lower motor sources of weakness or identifying the first and second heart sounds in evaluating a murmur audible at the precordium.
Auscultation of the precordium revealed murmurs in systole and diastole consistent with mixed aortic valve disease.
Clear-cut clinical evidence of a hemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus should be present, such as respiratory distress, a continuous murmur, a hyperactive precordium, cardiomegaly and pulmonary plethora on chest x-ray.
He was observed to have a goiter with a more prominent right lobe, fine hand tremors, sinus tachycardia with a pounding pulse, and an ejection systolic murmur over the precordium.