Stertorous

Stertorous is a medical term used to express a respiratory sound characterized by heavy snoring or gasping. It is caused by partial obstruction of airway above the level of the larynx and by vibrations of tissue of the naso-pharynx, pharynx or soft palate. (This distinguishes it from stridor which is caused by turbulent air flow below or in the la...
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Stertorous

• (a.) Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring.
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stertorous

adjective of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
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Stertorous

Ster'to¬∑rous (stẽr'to*rŭs) adjective [ Latin stertere to snore: confer French stertoreux .] Characterized by a deep snoring, which accompanies inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring. « Burning, stertorous breath tha...
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stertorous

Characterised by a deep snoring, which accompaines inspiration in some diseases, especially apoplexy; hence, hoarsely breathing; snoring. 'Burning, stertorous breath that hurt her cheek.' (Mrs. Browning) 'The day has ebbed away, and it is night in his room, before his stertorous breathing lulls.' (Dickens) ... Origin: L. Stertere to snore: cf. F. S...
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stertorous

Type: Term Pronunciation: ster′tōr-ŭs Definitions: 1. Relating to or characterized by stertor or snoring.
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stertorous

with a snoring sound
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stertorous

[adj] - of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
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