Wheezes that are relatively high pitched and have a shrill or squeaking quality may be referred to as sibilant rhonchi. They are often heard continuously through both inspiration and expiration and have a musical quality. These wheezes occur when airways are narrowed, such as may occur during an acute asthmatic attack.
- 1 What is the medical term for a squeaky noise heard during inspiration?
- 2 What is the squeaky noise when I breathe?
- 3 What are high pitched sounds during inspiration?
- 4 What are Rales?
- 5 What is Crepitation sound?
- 6 What does Stertor mean?
- 7 What is the term for a high-pitched noisy breathing?
- 8 How do you describe wheezing?
- 9 How do you describe lung sounds?
- 10 What are normal breath sounds called?
- 11 What is the difference between rales and crackles?
- 12 How do you describe wet lung sounds?
- 13 What is Asmatic?
- 14 What is purulent sputum?
What is the medical term for a squeaky noise heard during inspiration?
medical term for a squeaky noise heard during inspiration. stridor.
What is the squeaky noise when I breathe?
Wheezing happens when the airways are tightened, blocked, or inflamed, making a person’s breathing sound like whistling or squeaking. Common causes include a cold, asthma, allergies, or more serious conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
What are high pitched sounds during inspiration?
Stridor is a high-pitched sound originating from the upper airway and occurring on inspiration. It is distinguished from other sounds by its intensity in the neck more so than the chest, timing (inspiratory), and pitch (high). Like wheezes, stridor is produced by airway narrowing, but only in the upper airways.
What are Rales?
Rales. Small clicking, bubbling, or rattling sounds in the lungs. They are heard when a person breathes in (inhales). They are believed to occur when air opens closed air spaces. Rales can be further described as moist, dry, fine, or coarse.
What is Crepitation sound?
Crepitation refers to situations where noises are produced by the rubbing of parts one against the other, as in: Crepitus, a crunching sensation felt in certain medical problems. Rales or crackles, abnormal sounds heard over the lungs with a stethoscope. A mechanism of sound production in grasshoppers during flight.
What does Stertor mean?
One type of noisy breathing is Stertor. This term implies a noise created in the nose or the back of the throat. It is typically low-pitched and most closely sounds like nasal congestion you might experience with a cold, or like the sound made with snoring.
What is the term for a high-pitched noisy breathing?
Stridor, or noisy breathing, is caused by a narrowed or partially blocked airway, the passage that connects the mouth to the lungs. This results in wheezing or whistling sounds that may be high-pitched and audible when a person inhales, exhales, or both.
How do you describe wheezing?
Definition. Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound made while breathing. It’s often associated with difficulty breathing. Wheezing may occur during breathing out (expiration) or breathing in (inspiration).
How do you describe lung sounds?
Types of breath sounds rhonchi (a low-pitched breath sound) crackles (a high-pitched breath sound) wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound caused by narrowing of the bronchial tubes) stridor (a harsh, vibratory sound caused by narrowing of the upper airway)
What are normal breath sounds called?
There are two normal breath sounds. Bronchial and vesicular. Breath sounds heard over the tracheobronchial tree are called bronchial breathing and breath sounds heard over the lung tissue are called vesicular breathing.
What is the difference between rales and crackles?
Rales are a higher-pitched sound sometimes called crackles or bibasilar crackles. The terms rales or crackles have been used interchangeably and are usually a matter of preference, not a difference in the condition. These sounds are formed when air moves into closed spaces.
How do you describe wet lung sounds?
Crackles (Rales) Crackles are also known as alveolar rales and are the sounds heard in a lung field that has fluid in the small airways. The sound crackles create are fine, short, high-pitched, intermittently crackling sounds. The cause of crackles can be from air passing through fluid, pus or mucus.
What is Asmatic?
Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath.
What is purulent sputum?
Purulent sputum is off-white, yellow or green, and opaque. It indicates the presence of large numbers of white blood cells, especially neutrophilic granulocytes. In asthmatics, the sputum may look purulent from the eosinophilic cells.