Wheeze - Monophonic

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Monophonic wheezes are loud, continuous sounds occurring in inspiration, expiration or throughout the respiratory cycle. The constant pitch of these sounds creates a musical tone. The tone is lower in pitch compared to other adventitious breath sounds. The single tone suggests the narrowing of a larger airway.

These lung sounds are heard over anterior, posterior and lateral chest walls. These sounds can be more intense over lung areas affected by partial obstructions.

Wheeze - Monophonic
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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A synopsis of important sound features and timing for this abnormality.
Loud, continuous sounds occurring throughout the respiratory cycle. Expiration period is frequently longer. Heard over anterior, posterior and lateral chest walls.
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