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4 types - crackles, wheezes, rhonchi, pleural friction rub. Indicative of abnormal respiratory function.
costovertebral angle (CVA)
angle formed by the 12th rib and the vertebral column on the posterior thorax, overlying the kidney
fine crackling or bubbling sound heard on inspiration, fluid in alveoli or opening of closed alveoli
abnormal redness of the skin resulting from dilation of blood vessels (as in sunburn or inflammation)
hardened tissue, particularly skin, due to edema, inflammation, or infiltration by a tumor.
yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood
form of dyspnea in which the person can breathe comfortably only when standing or sitting erect
an examination technique in which the examiner's hands are used to feel the texture, size, consistency, and location of certain body parts
physical examination method of tapping over the body to elicit vibrations and sounds to estimate the size, border, or fluid content of a cavity such as the chest
a fine vibration, felt by an examiner's hand on a patient's body over the site of an aneurysm or on the precordium, resulting from turmoil in the flow of blood and indicating the presence of an organic murmur of grade 4 or greater intensity.
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