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murmur

Med any abnormal soft blowing sound heard within the body, usually over the chest
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murmur

[′mər·mər]
(medicine)
A blowing or roaring heart sound heard through the wall of the chest; caused by blood flow through a defective valve.
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Still's murmur is caused by turbulent flow of blood ejected from the left ventricle.
In contrast to the pathologic murmur heard in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM), Still's murmur is lower pitched and often musical.