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1[mass noun] A harsh or grating sound.‘the engines' stridor increased’
A harsh vibrating noise when breathing, caused by obstruction of the windpipe or larynx.
- ‘Later, the child appears acutely ill with fever, upper airway compromise, stridor, drooling and respiratory distress.’
- ‘On examination, she was noted to be sitting upright and breathing without tachypnea, retractions or stridor.’
- ‘The patient initially presented at age 13 months to the paediatric department at another hospital with fever, drooling, toxicity and stridor.’
- ‘On examination he was feverish and had stridor and tachycardia.’
- ‘On physical examination, the patient had no stridor, respiratory distress, or cervical lymphadenopathy.’
- ‘In the emergency room she had labored breathing and stridor.’
- ‘This case highlights the importance of considering epiglottitis early in the differential diagnosis of a child presenting with upper respiratory distress or stridor.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, from stridere to creak.
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