Rale vs Gasp - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between rale and gasp
is that rale
is rabble, riff-raff while gasp
is sigh, yawn; the act of sighing.
(medicine, now chiefly in plural) An abnormal clicking, rattling or crackling sound, made by one or both lungs and heard with a stethoscope, caused by the popping open of airways collapsed by fluid or exudate, or sometimes by pulmonary edema.
* 1840 , CM Billard, A Treatise on the Diseases of Infants , page 416:
* 1861 , Austin Flint, American Medical Times , 7 Dec 1961:
- Michael Colot, aged fifteen days, of a strong constitution, not having been sick from the time of birth, was, on the 22nd of November, taken with a violent cough, accompanied with a rale which could be heard without recourse to auscultation.
* 1894 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Round Red Lamp :
- If you were to tell a patient that he had a ‘rhonchus’ in his chest, he would imagine that it was something formidable, while, if you said that he had a ‘râle ’ he would not be alarmed.
- But after all the educated classes have a right to expect that their medical man will know the difference between a mitral murmur and a bronchitic rale .
* crackles, crepitations
* bilateral; basal, basilar; bibasilar
A short, sudden intake of breath.
(British, slang): A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).
- The audience gave a gasp of astonishment
- I'm popping out for a gasp .
To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
To breathe laboriously or convulsively.
- The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.
- We were all gasping when we reached the summit.
To speak in a breathless manner.
- She gasps and struggles hard for life.
To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.
- The old man gasped his last few words.
- I'm gasping for a cup of tea.
- Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.