late-inspiratory crackle

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late-inspiratory crackle

A discontinuous adventitious lung sound that is present in the latter half of inhalation.

Patient care

The presence of late-inspiratory crackles is indicative of restrictive lung disorders such as atelectasis or pulmonary fibrosis.

See also: crackle
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