Vesicular - Diminished

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Diminished vesicular sounds are of lower intensity and are less full or robust than vesicular sounds. These sounds can occur in patients who move a lowered volume of air, such as in frail, elderly patients or shallow breathing patients. They are also heard with obese or highly muscular patients, where tissue mass impedes sound. They exhibit a normal inspiration to expiration ratio of 3 to 1, or 4 to 1.
Vesicular - Diminished
The recommended auscultation position for the stethoscope is the Chest wall position. For this sound, use stethoscope's Diaphragm.


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The recommended patient position is Sitting

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This waveform plots sound amplitude on the vertical axis against time on the horizontal axis.
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A synopsis of important sound features and timing for this abnormality.
Lower intensity than bronchial sounds, normal inspiration to expiration ratio of 3 to 1 or 4 to 1.
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