amphoric


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amphoric

(æmˈfɒrɪk)
adj
(Medicine) resembling the sound produced by blowing into a bottle. Amphoric breath sounds are heard through a stethoscope placed over a cavity in the lung
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Adj.1.amphoric - the sound heard in auscultation resembling the hollow sound made by blowing across the mouth of a bottle; "amphoric breathing indicates a cavity in the lung"
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The respiratory system examination showed diffuse crepitation on the left and amphoric breathing over the right lower lobe.
Physical examination of the chest revealed intercostal fullness, decreased vocal fremitus, hyperresonanat percussion note, and amphoric bronchial breathing on the left side.
One case presented with Broncho pleural fistula and amphoric breathing.