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frem·i·tus

 (frĕm′ĭ-təs)
n. pl. fremitus
A palpable vibration, as felt by the hand placed on the chest during coughing or speaking.

[Latin, a murmuring, from past participle of fremere, to murmur.]

fremitus

(ˈfrɛmɪtəs)
n, pl -tus
(Medicine) med a vibration felt by the hand when placed on a part of the body, esp the chest, when the patient is speaking or coughing
[C19: from Latin: a roaring sound, a humming, from fremere to make a low roaring, murmur]

frem•i•tus

(ˈfrɛm ɪ təs)

n., pl. -tus.
palpable vibration, as of the walls of the chest.
[1810–20; < New Latin, Latin: a roaring, murmuring]
Translations

frem·i·tus

n. fremitus, frémito, vibración, roce;
bronchial ______ bronquial;
pectoral ___vibración pectoral; vibración vocal;
pericardial ___roce pericárdico.
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For the respiratory function, the following symptoms were noted- asymmetric chest expansion, asymmetrical accessory muscles, increased or decreased tractile fremitus, increased or decreased breath sounds, increased or decreased vocal fremitus, as well as the nature of the breath sounds- either clear, with rales or wheezes.
The vocal resonance and tactile vocal fremitus was decreased over the same areas and they were found to be stony dull on percussion.
c) Clinical signs like tachypnoea, reduced chest movements, dull percussion note, bronchial breath sounds, increased vocal fremitus and vocal resonance and crepitations.
Lower respiratory tract examination showed movements decreased on right side, decreased tactile vocal fremitus, and hyperresonant notes were heard on percussion in all lung fields on right side.
The findings of the physical evaluation indicated a cooperative patient, functional class NYHA II, generalized cyanosis, precordial fremitus, multifocal systolic murmur, pulse oximetry 87%, and body weight of 22 kg.
Physical examination of the chest revealed intercostal fullness, decreased vocal fremitus, hyperresonanat percussion note, and amphoric bronchial breathing on the left side.
Chest exam revealed significant decreased air entry and tactile vocal fremitus with crackles and minimal wheezes on the right side and normal heart sounds with no murmurs or rubs or gallops.
It is similar to tactile fremitus, where consolidation is noted by the vibratory feel in your hand placed on the chest of a patient.
Physical findings may include the following: tachycardia, tachypnea, and diminished breath sounds, hyperresonance to percussion, and decreased tactile fremitus on the ipsilateral side.
Classic signs during physical examination are diminished breath sounds, dullness to the percussion, decrease tactile fremitus, and localized pleural friction rub.