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[L. pectoralis, chest, + loqui, to speak] The distinct transmission of vocal sounds during auscultation of the chest with a stethoscope. The words seem to emanate from the spot that is auscultated. Pectoriloquy is heard over cavities that communicate with a bronchus and areas of consolidation near a large bronchus, over pneumothorax when the opening in the lung is patulous, and over some pleural effusions. SYN: SEE: pectorophony SEE: chest
Venes, Donald, editor. "Pectoriloquy." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733943/all/pectoriloquy.
Pectoriloquy. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733943/all/pectoriloquy. Accessed May 20, 2019.
Pectoriloquy. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733943/all/pectoriloquy
Pectoriloquy [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 20]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/733943/all/pectoriloquy.
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