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Thorax PA: Characteristics of Percussion Notes-Amplitude

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Resonant
Medium - loud
e.g. normal lung tissue
Hyperresonant
Louder
e.g. lungs w/increased amt of air (abnormal in adults); normal child's lung
Tympany
Loud
e.g. over air-filled viscus like stomach, intestines
Dull
Soft
e.g. relatively dense organ like liver or spleen
Flat
Very soft
e.g. no air present like thigh muscles, bone, tumor