Auscultation Training by Repetition

Rhonchi - Low Pitched Wheezes

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Rhonchi are continuous, low pitched sounds with a gurgling, snoring or rattle-like quality. More common during expiration.
Repetition Training - Basic Lung Sounds

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Low pitched wheezes (rhonchi) are continuous, both inspiratory and expiratory, low pitched adventitious lung sounds that are similar to wheezes. They often have a snoring, gurgling or rattle-like quality.

Rhonchi occur in the bronchi. Sounds defined as rhonchi are heard in the chest wall where bronchi occur, not over any alveoli. Rhonchi usually clear after coughing.

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