area of dullness


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English-Russian dictionary of medicine. . 2015.

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  • area of superficial cardiac dullness — a triangular area of dullness observed on percussion of the chest, corresponding to that area of the heart not covered by lung tissue …   Medical dictionary

  • area — 1. [TA] Any circumscribed surface or space. 2. All of the part supplied by a given artery or nerve. 3. A part of an organ having a special function, as the motor a. of the brain. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • area of cardiac dullness — noun a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs • Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑region • Part Holonyms: ↑thorax, ↑chest, ↑pectus …   Useful english dictionary

  • dullness, dulness — The character of the sound obtained by percussing over a solid part incapable of resonating; usually applied to an area containing less air than those which can resonate. shifting d. a sign of free peritoneal fluid wherein the d. of percussion… …   Medical dictionary

  • Shifting dullness — Dullness redirects here. For the goddess in The Dunciad, see Dulness. In medicine, shifting dullness refers to a sign, elicited on physical examination, for ascites[1]. The two steps of shifting dullness. To perform the …   Wikipedia

  • Bamberger area — an area of cardiac dullness in the left intercostal region, suggestive of pericardial effusion …   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

  • Sansom sign — 1. marked increase of the area of dullness in the second and third intercostal spaces, due to pericardial effusion. 2. a rhythmical murmur heard with a stethoscope applied to the lips in aneurysm of the thoracic aorta …   Medical dictionary

  • Gerhardt triangle — a triangular area of dullness to percussion above the third left rib, an inconstant sign in patent ductus arteriosus …   Medical dictionary

  • Grocco triangle — a triangular area of dullness on the back, on the side opposite to that of a pleural effusion. Called also Grocco sign and paravertebral t …   Medical dictionary

  • Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …   Universalium


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