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Chapter 18 Ms. Weathers Thorax and lungs assessment

Crepitus

Crackling sensation with palpation.

Diaphragmatic excursion

Distance that the diaphragm moves with inhalation.

Dyspnea

Shortness of breath.

Femitus

Vibrations on the chest with talking.

Hemoptysis

Sputum with blood.

Kyphosis

very bent over posture.

Orthopnea

Difficulty breathing when lying flat.

Pallor

Very pale skin color.

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

Sudden onset of shortness of breath at night.

Purulent

Sputum cloudy with bacteria.

Rubor

Reddish skin color.

Scoliosis

Spine that curves to one side in an area.

Tenacious

Very thick sputum.

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