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How does stridor occur in the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Stridor occurs when the upper part of the respiratory system, including the windpipe and sinuses, is blocked. In most cases, the high-pitched sound can be heard when you inhale. However, the sound and when stridor is heard can depend on where the obstruction is located.

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