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Wheeze

Definition of the noun wheeze

What does wheeze mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wheezes

  1. breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  2. (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick

Alternative definition of the noun wheeze

noun

  1. A piping or whistling sound caused by difficult respiration.
  2. An ordinary whisper exaggerated so as to produce the hoarse sound known as the "stage whisper"; a forcible whisper with some admixture of tone.
  3. [British, slang] A scheme or plan.
  4. [slang] Something very humorous or laughable.

Definition of the verb wheeze

What does wheeze mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wheezed | wheezing | wheezes

  1. breathe with difficulty

Alternative definition of the verb wheeze

verb

  1. To breathe hard, and with an audible piping or whistling sound, as persons affected with asthma.

Characters

  1. Wheeze a.k.a. Louise Bradshaw is a fictional character from the book Jacob Have I Loved and appeared in the movie Jacob Have I Loved.
  2. Wheeze is a fictional character from the 2009 film Dadnapped.

Miscellanea

Wheeze: A wheeze is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. For wheezes to occur, some part of the respiratory tree must be narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the respiratory tree must be heightened. Wheezing is commonly experienced by persons with a lung disease; the most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma attacks, though it can also be a symptom of lung cancer.

  • also known as Wheezing

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Google previewRespiratory Care (2016)

by Vanessa Gibson, David Waters

A wheeze is the sound made when air flows through a narrowed airway. The healthcare professional...

It is worth noting that the presence or absence of a wheeze is a poor indicator of disease severity (Thomas, 2005). Bronchoconstriction is ...

Google previewThe Advanced Practice Nurse Cardiovascular Clinician (2015)

by Kelley M. Anderson, PhD, FNP

A wheeze is a musical, high-pitched, continuous sound with a whistling character that occurs during inspiration and expiration, but is commonly isolated to expiration. A wheeze is a result of air movement through constricted airways due to ...

Google previewFundamentals of Nursing (2013)

Content Review Plus Practice Questions by Patricia M Nugent, Barbara A Vitale

A wheeze is a high-pitched, musical sound that may be heard more prominently during expiration. It is associated with narrowing of small airways by spasms, inflammatory processes, mucus accumulation, or tumors. 3. Crackles, also known as ...

Google previewWatson's Clinical Nursing and Related Sciences (2007)

by Mike Walsh, Alison Crumbie

Wheeze is an important indicator of restriction to air flow and should be noted as a significant respiratory symptom. Sputum It is necessary to determine the consistency (mucoid, watery, purulent, tenacious, frothy or blood streaked), colour, ...

Google previewIllustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (2017)

by Tom Lissauer, Will Carroll

Asthmatic wheeze is a polyphonic (multiple pitch) noise coming from the airways. It is believed to represent many airways of different sizes vibrating from abnormal narrowing. Key features associated with a high probability of a child having ...

Google previewAstro Cycles and Speculative Markets (1985)

by L. J. Jensen

An old wheeze is that security ...

Google previewQuick & Easy Medical Terminology (2014)

by Peggy C. Leonard

A wheeze is a whistling sound made during res- piration. Paroxysmal means occurring in sudden, periodic attacks or recurrence of symptoms. atelectasis (atel/ o, imperfect + -ectasis, stretching) incomplete expansion of a lung or a portion of it; ...

Google previewNelson Essentials of Pediatrics E-Book (2014)

by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman

A wheeze is a continuous sound that is produced by vibration of airway walls and generally has a more musical quality than does stridor. Intrathoracic pressure is increased relative to atmospheric pressure during exhalation, which tends to ...

Google previewPediatric Clinical Skills (2010)

by Richard B. Goldbloom

Stridor is mainly an inspiratory sound, whereas wheeze is an expiratory sound. Holding the bell end of the stethoscope about 1 inch (2.5 cm) from the child's mouth can help you distinguish between these sounds (Fig. 9–12). 3. Predominantly ...

Google previewMacleod's Clinical Examination E-Book (2013)

by Graham Douglas, Fiona Nicol, Colin Robertson

Wheeze is a high-pitched whistling sound produced by air passing through narrowed small airways. It occurs with expiration, but patients may call rattling sounds from secretions in the upper airways or larynx or the inspiratory sound of stridor ...

Google previewClinical Clerking (2004)

A Short Introduction to Clinical Skills by Carol A. Seymour, Paul Siklos, T. Sherwood

Wheeze is the musical sound made by air passing through an airway that is narrowed and on the point of closure. The sound is caused by vibration of the wall of the airway, and the pitch will depend on the volume of tissue that is vibrating.

Google previewHandbook of Obstetric High Dependency Care (2011)

by David Vaughan, Neville Robinson, Nuala Lucas, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

CHAPTER 9 The wheezy mother Wheeze is a commonly reported.

Google previewNCLEX-RN Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy! (2016)

Nursing, Nursing by CTI Reviews

Wheezing: A wheeze is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. Forwheezes tooccur,some partofthe respiratory tree mustbe narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the respiratory ...

Google previewAdvanced Paediatric Life Support (2008)

The Practical Approach by Advanced Life Support Group

Wheeze is a predominantly expiratory noise from lower airway obstruction, but may be termed a variety of other names by parents. An expiratory grunt suggests pneumonia. Chest pain is an unusual symptom in children, and does not usually ...

Google previewPrinciples of Pediatric Nursing, Caring for Children (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A wheeze is a continuous, coarse, whistling sound produced in the respiratory airways during breathing. For wheezes to occur, some part of the respiratory tree must be narrowed or obstructed, or airflow velocity within the respiratory tree must ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Sleep Medicine (2010)

by Meir H. Kryger, Thomas Roth, William C. Dement

Neither is the treatment interval critical, because regular spacing of treatment throughout the 24 hours does not abolish nocturnal bronchospasm,4 and nocturnal wheeze is a presenting complaint ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

wheeze : A wheeze is the production of a high pitch sound that can be heard during expiration.

Google previewSurgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics (1919)

The asthmatoid wheeze is a symptom of considerable importance. 5. S. Howe. PHARYNX AND (ESOPHAGUS Austoni, A.: The Treatment of Severe cicatricial ( Esophageal strictures (Contributo all' indirizzo di cura delle stenosi cicatriziali de ...

Google previewInternational Abstracts of Surgery (1919)

The asthmatoid wheeze is a symptom of considerable importance. S. S. Hoive. PHARYNX AND (ESOPHAGUS Austoni, A.: The Treatment of Severe Cicatricial ( Esophageal Strictures (Contributo all' indirizzo di cura delle stenosi cicatriziali de ...

Google previewField Guide to Bedside Diagnosis (2007)

by David Scott Smith

Retropharyngeal abscess DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH A wheeze is a continuous musical sound produced by vibration of airway walls when they are near closure.

Google previewPhysiotherapy for Respiratory and Cardiac Problems (2008)

Adults and Paediatrics by Jennifer A. Pryor, Ammani S Prasad

Wheeze is a whistling or musical sound produced by turbulent airflow through narrowed airways. These sounds are generally noted by patients when audible at the mouth. Stridor, the sound of an upper airway obstruction, is often mistakenly ...

Google previewKendig and Chernick's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children (2012)

by Robert W. Wilmott, Thomas F. Boat, Andrew Bush, Victor Chernick, Robin R Deterding, Felix Ratjen

Wheeze is the most frequent symptom of the variable airway obstruction that occurs in asthma. Clinical definitions are described in all pediatric asthma guidelines. For example, the British Thoracic Society and Scottish Intercollegiate ...

Google previewCurrent Review of Asthma (2003)

by Michael A. Kaliner

Wheeze is the most common symptom of asthma; however, not all asthmatic patients wheeze. A cough variant asthma has been reported among children in whom the predominant feature is cough that responds to bronchodilator therapy[ 4].

Google previewMedical-surgical Nursing (2002)

An Integrated Approach by Lois White, Gena Duncan

A sonorous wheeze is a low-pitched snoring sound that is louder on exhalation. Coughing may alter the sound if caused by mucous. Crackles are popping sounds heard on inhalation or exhalation, not cleared by coughing. A pleural friction ...

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He must not laugh at his own wheeze: a snuff box has no right to sneeze. (Keith Preston)
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Scrabble value of W4H4E1E1Z10E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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