Vesicular breath sounds are soft and low pitched with a rustling quality during inspiration and are even softer during expiration. These are the most commonly auscultated breath sounds, normally heard over the most of the lung surface. They have an inspiration/expiratory ratio of 3 to 1 or I:E of 3:1.

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Vesicular - Normal
maneuver
Position: Chest wall
Maneuver: Seated
Chestpiece: Diaphragm