fremitus

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(frem′ĭttŭs)

[L. fremitus, murmuring]
A vibration felt when an examiner palpates a body part, esp. the chest/lungs of the patient while the patient is speaking. Fremitus increases when the lungs are consolidated (as in pneumonia), and is blunted over a pneumothorax.
SEE: palpation

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