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CHAPTER 3: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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PULMONARY SYMPTOMS:

FAMILY / SOCIAL HISTORY:

EXTRAPULMONARY EXAMINATION:

BREATHING:

INSPECTION:

PALPATION: Assess chest excursion by placing fingers at costovertebral angle and having patient inhale.

PNEUMOTHORAX: Trachea will shift toward opposite side as the pneumothorax. The side of the pneumothorax acquires positive pressure, thus trachea deviates to the other side.

PERCUSSION:

AUSCULTATION:

LUNG DISEASES:


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