venous hum


A humming sound, usually continuous, heard during auscultation of the veins at the base of the neck, especially in anemia.

Nearby words

  1. venotomy,
  2. venous,
  3. venous angle,
  4. venous blood,
  5. venous capillary,
  6. venous hyperemia,
  7. venous insufficiency,
  8. venous pulse,
  9. venous return,
  10. venous sinus

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