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The respiratory system 

The respiratory system
Chapter:
The respiratory system
Author(s):

James Thomas

and Tanya Monaghan

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199593972.003.0006

11 October, 2018: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 27 October 2021

Introduction

History

Dyspnoea

Cough and expectoration

Other respiratory symptoms

The rest of the history

Examination

General appearance

Hands, face, and neck

Inspection of the chest

Palpation

Percussion

Auscultation

Important presentations

The elderly patient

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