The higher the pitch, the longer the wheeze, the greater the obstruction. Note the absence of any normal vesicular sounds.
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Polyphonic wheezes are loud, musical and continuous. These breath sounds occur in expiration and inspiration and are heard over anterior, posterior and lateral chest walls. These sounds are associated with COPD and more severe asthma.

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