Breath Sounds: Vesicular and Adventitious
by Cathy Parkes October 06, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021
"Vesicular" breath sounds are a normal finding upon auscultation (i.e., the sound air makes flowing in and out of lungs). "Adventitious" breath sounds are always abnormal!
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