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Plural form of rhonchus.
Rhonchi is the coarse rattling sound somewhat like snoring, usually caused by secretion in bronchial airways. Rhonchi is the plural form of the singular word rhonchus. Since the mid-1990s, it has no longer been considered appropriate terminology in auscultation of the thorax as there has been much confusion in the published literature which confuses this between crepitations and wheezes, so the exact nature of this term is unclear. Similarly rales are no longer used in much of Europe, North America and Australia with regards to description of auscultatory findings. More appropriate terms for auscultation of the thorax are breath sounds, and adventitious sounds.
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