Medical Definition of Tracheal tug

1. A downward pull of the trachea, manifested by a downward movement of the thyroid cartilage, synchronous with the action of the heart and symptomatic of aneurysm of the aortic arch; the sign is elicited most easily by drawing the cricoid cartilage upward with the thumb and forefinger while the patient sits with head thrown back and mouth closed, a jerky type of inspiration seen when the intercostal muscles and the sternocostal parts of the diaphragm are paralysed by deep general anaesthesia or muscle relaxants; due to the unopposed action of the crura pulling on the dome of the diaphragm and thence on the pericardium, lung roots, and tracheobronchial tree during each inspiration. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Tracheal Tug

trach
trachea
tracheae
tracheal
tracheal branches
tracheal cartilages
tracheal fenestration
tracheal fistula
tracheal glands
tracheal intubation
tracheal lymph nodes
tracheal mucosa
tracheal ring
tracheal triangle
tracheal tube
tracheal tug (current term)
tracheal ulceration
tracheal vein
tracheal veins
tracheal wall stripe
trachealgia
trachealis
trachealis muscle
trachearia
tracheary
tracheas
tracheata
tracheate
tracheated
tracheates

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