crepitant rale


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rale

 [rahl]
a discontinuous sound heard on auscultation, primarily during inhalation; called also crackle.
crackling rale subcrepitant rale.
crepitant rale a fine sound like that of rubbing a hair between the fingers or by particles of salt thrown on fire; heard at the end of inhalation. Called also crepitus.
dry rale a fine sound associated with any of various interstitial lung diseases, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
moist rale one heard over fluid in the bronchial tubes.
subcrepitant rale a fine moist rale heard over liquid in the smaller tubes; called also crackling rale.

crep·i·tant rale

a fine bubbling or crackling sound produced by air mixing with thin secretions in the smaller bronchial tubes.
Synonym(s): vesicular rale

crep·i·tant rale

(krep'i-tănt rahl)
A fine bubbling or crackling sound produced by air mixing with very thin secretions in the smaller bronchial tubes.
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Physical examination revealed no pathology except for crepitant rales in the right side.
On July 15, his leukocyte count was 7,600 cells/[mm.sup.3], and physical examination found crepitant rales over the right lung and tubular breathing over the right upper lobe.
Widespread crepitant rales were heard over both lungs.