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rale

English

(rales)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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:
  • 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.
  • * 1861 , Austin Flint, American Medical Times , 7 Dec 1961:
  • 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.
  • * 1894 , (Arthur Conan Doyle), Round Red Lamp :
  • 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 .

    Synonyms

    * crackles

    Anagrams

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    See also

    * crackles, crepitations * bilateral; basal, basilar; bibasilar ----

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