rhonchus

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rhon·chus

 (rŏng′kəs)
n. pl. rhon·chi (-kī)
A coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in a bronchial tube.

[Latin, a snoring, from Greek *rhonkhos, variant of rhenkos, rhenkhos, from rhenkein, to snore.]

rhon′chal (-kəl), rhon′chi·al (-kē-əl) adj.

rhonchus

(ˈrɒŋkəs) or

rhoncus

n, pl -chi (-kaɪ)
(Pathology) a rattling or whistling respiratory sound resembling snoring, caused by secretions in the trachea or bronchi
[C19: from Latin, from Greek rhenkhos snoring]
ˈrhonchal, ˈrhonchial adj

rhon•chus

(ˈrɒŋ kəs)

n., pl. -chi (-kaɪ)
an abnormal wheezing or snoring sound made while breathing.
[1820–30; < Latin: a snoring, croaking < Late Greek rhónchos, variant of Greek rhénchos]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rhonchus - a sound like whistling or snoring that is heard with a stethoscope during expiration as air passes through obstructed channels
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
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In enim justo, rhoncus ut, imperdiet a, venenatis vitae, justo.
* Fever, leukopenia (<4000/[mm.sup.3]) or leukocytosis (>12,000/[mm.sup.3]), changes in the character of the aspirate, increased need for aspiration, new-onset cough, tachypnea or dyspnea, rale, rhoncus, or bronchial breathing sounds on lung auscultation, impaired gas exchange (increased oxygen need or ventilation need) on physical examination or laboratory tests that cannot be linked to other causes
No rale or rhoncus was determined during the auscultation.