aphonic pectoriloquy

the sound of the whispered voice transmitted through a serous, but not through a purulent, exudate within the pleura. Called also Baccelli sign.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • pectoriloquy — Increased transmission of the voice sound through the pulmonary structures, so that it is clearly audible on auscultation of the chest; usually indicates consolidation of the underlying lung parenchyma. SYN: pectorophony. [L. pectus, chest, +… …   Medical dictionary

  • Baccelli sign — aphonic pectoriloquy …   Medical dictionary

  • Sign — Any abnormality that indicates a disease process, such as a change in appearance, sensation, or function, that is observed by a physician when evaluating a patient. * * * 1. Any abnormality indicative of disease, discoverable on examination of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Baccelli sign — Bac·cel·li sign (bə chelґe) [Guido Baccelli, Italian physician, 1832–1916] aphonic pectoriloquy …   Medical dictionary

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