Bruit

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Bruit
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 R01.1, R09.8
ICD-9 785.9
DiseasesDB 29151
MeSH D006337

Bruit (/ˈbrt/) is the unusual sound that blood makes when it rushes past an obstruction (called turbulent flow) in an artery when the sound is auscultated with the bell portion of a stethoscope.

The term "bruit," the French word for "noise," simply refers to the sound.[1] A related term is "vascular murmur",[2] which should not be confused with a heart murmur.

The location of the stethoscope when the sound is observed can affect the diagnosis.

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