Hyperresonance[hī′pĕr-rez′ō-nans]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. An extreme degree of resonance.
2. Resonance increased above the normal, and often of lower pitch, on percussion of an area of the body; occurs in the chest as a result of overinflation of the lung as in emphysema or pneumothorax and in the abdomen over distended bowel.

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