Abnormal Sounds: Basic Physical Exam Terminology


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A low pitched, continuous whistling sound in the bronchi is _______.

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1. A loud, turbulent sound of blood flow in the abdominal area is _______.

2. Which of the following is a crackling or slushing sound in the lungs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to quiz yourself on terminology for abnormal body sounds. Quiz questions explore terms for sounds that can occur in the lungs, bronchi, abdominal area and vocal chords.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet covers terms for the following sounds in the body:

  • A soft, uninterrupted sound that takes place in the bronchi
  • A noisy and turbulent sound of blood flow in the abdominal area
  • Crackling or slushing sound in the lungs
  • Vibration in the vocal cords
  • An abnormal sound that can occur in the lungs or bronchi because of asthma

Skills Practiced

This group of assessments allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related medical terminology lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define terms for abnormal sounds in the body
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various sounds that can occur in the bronchi

Additional Learning

You can learn more about abnormal sounds present in the body in the accompanying lesson called, Abnormal Sounds: Basic Physical Exam Terminology. Topics discussed in this lesson include:

  • The importance of physical examinations
  • Abnormal respiratory sounds
  • Abnormal sounds in the heart and abdominal areas