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Vesicular - Normal

Virtual Auscultation

patient torso with stethoscope chestpiece

patient position during auscultation
The patient's position is seated.

Lesson

Vesicular breath sounds are soft and low-pitched with a rustling quality during inspiration and are even softer during expiration. These are the most commonly auscultated breath sounds, normally heard over most of the lung surface. They have an inspiration/expiratory ratio of 3 to 1 or I:E of 3:1.

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