A ringing note; the condition of distension of the abdomen with gas, and which when tapped produces a ringing note.
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A kind of obstructed flatulence that swells the body like a drum
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Tympany: A hollow drum-like sound produced when a gas-containing cavity is tapped sharply. Tympany is heard if the chest contains free air (pneumothorax) or the abdomen is distended with gas. Another term for tympany is tympanites. Both terms come from the Greek tympanon meaning drum.
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1. <clinical sign> A flatulent distention of the belly; tympanites. ... 2. Hence, inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness. 'Thine 's a tympany of sense.' 'A plethoric a tautologic tympany of sentence.' (De Quincey) ... Origin: Gr, fr. A kettledrum. See Tympanites. ... (28 Oct 1998) ...
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(tim´pә-ne) a tympanic, or bell-like, percussion note, often elicited during percussion over a pneumothorax or tympanites (distended abdomen).
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• (n.) Hence, inflation; conceit; bombast; turgidness. • (n.) A flatulent distention of the belly; tympanites.
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tympany 1. A low-pitched, drumlike sound produced by percussion over an air-filled region; especially, in the stomach and intestines or in the peritoneal and pleural cavities. 2. A conceited, inflated, or pretentious style; bombastic (pompous or pretentious talk or writing); turgidity (pompously em...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: tim′pă-nē Definitions: 1. A low-pitched, resonant, drumlike note obtained by percussing the surface of a large air-containing space, such as the distended abdomen or the thorax with or without pneumothorax. Synonyms: tympanitic resonance
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