Definition of tympany in English:
Another term for tympanites (used especially in veterinary medicine).
- This pathological condition is called guttural pouch tympany, and surgical treatment is necessary for affected foals to recover from this disease.
- Accordingly, when percussing a patient's abdomen in the presence of ascites, areas of dullness and tympany should shift depending on whether the patient is lying supine or on his or her side.
- Guttural pouch tympany is observed in horses ranging from birth to 1 yr of age and is more common in fillies than in colts.
Definition of tympany in:
- US English dictionary