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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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Physical examination found continuous murmur in the left sternal border.
Symptoms include continuous murmur, dyspnea on exertion, exercise intolerance, right ventricular volume overload if the fistula drains to the RV, or congestive heart failure.
"Wide sea, that one continuous murmur breeds along the pebbled shore of memory!" John Keats (1795-1821).
Body, for example, is made up of a cascade of tiny dangling speakers that emit a low and continuous murmur of clicks and pops, like some utterly foreign language.

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