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Synonyms for flutter

Synonyms for flutter

to move or cause to move about while being fixed at one edge


to move through the air with or as if with wings

to move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight

to move (one's arms or wings, for example) up and down

Synonyms for flutter

the act of moving back and forth

abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm)

the motion made by flapping up and down

move along rapidly and lightly

move back and forth very rapidly

flap the wings rapidly or fly with flapping movements

Related Words

beat rapidly

wink briefly


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Others include positive expiratory pressure (PEP), nitric oxide delivery units, oxygen hoods, flutter valve devices, nasal cornets, intrapulmonary percussive ventilators, cardiopulmonary resuscitation emergency kits and high-frequency chest wall oscillation device (HFCWO).
On a separate occasion, he saved the life of a man who had been stabbed in the lung, by fashioning a "flutter valve" out of a crisp packet to allow him to continue breathing until paramedics arrived.
High-frequency oscillation devices are also discussed such as intrapulmonary percussive ventilation, flutter valve therapy and the high-frequency chest wall oscillation device.
The following forms of bronchial hygiene therapy are sometimes useful: postural drainage with percussion and/or vibration, high frequency compression/oscillation therapy, flutter valve, intra-pulmonary percussive ventilation, and positive expiratory pressure therapy.
Although the Flutter valve is a durable and easy-to-use device, National Jewish has drifted away from it because patients with poor lung function cannot lift the ball bearing on it and it can be used only in the upright position, whereas the Acapella valve can be used in multiple positions.