stertor


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ster·tor

 (stûr′tər)
n.
A heavy snoring sound in respiration.

[New Latin, from Latin stertere, to snore.]

ster′to·rous adj.
ster′to·rous·ly adv.

stertor

(ˈstɜːtə)
n
(Pathology) laborious or noisy breathing caused by obstructed air passages
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin stertere to snore]

ster•tor

(ˈstɜr tər)

n.
an abnormal snoring sound accompanying breathing.
[1795–1805; < Latin stert(ere) to snore + -or1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stertor - the act of snoring or producing a snoring soundstertor - the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Translations
stertor

ster·tor

n. estertor. V.: rale.
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The dogs under group II with airway obstruction had costoabdominal type of respiration, inspiratory dyspnoea, synchronous movement of thoracic and abdominal wall, increased auscultatory sounds characterized by stridor or stertor.
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After stent placement, intermittent episodes of mild to moderate increased respiratory effort, often accompanied by stridor and stertor, continued to occur.