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Respiratory Concept Lab NotesBronchial sounds: above the manubrium, over the tracheaHarshHigh-pitched LoudBronchovesicular sounds: heard over the main bronchiMedium in loudnessMedium in pitchVesicular sounds: heard over the lower bronchi, the bronchioles and the lobesSoftestLowest in pitchaccess upper/middle lobes on anterioraccess lower lobes on posterior Abnormal lung sounds:Diminished or absent breath soundsIncreased breath soundsAdventitious sounds Decreased breath sounds: decreased in intensity occur in airway disease or obstruction, diaphragm paralysis, or impairment of sound transmission through the chest wallworsening symptoms may lead to absent breath sounds absent lung sounds usually indicate that no air is moving in the lung tissueLocation of breath sounds matters!A ‘normal sound’ is not normal if it is in the wrong place.Increased breath sounds:A common abnormal finding is hearing bronchial or bronchovesicular sounds, which are

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