- cardiac murmur
- a sound of finite length generated by turbulence of blood flow through the heart; often classified as systolic, diastolic, or continuous, and further divided on the basis of its timing within systole or diastole. Murmurs are graded from 1 to 6 on the basis of increasing loudness.
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