Crepitant rale

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(Med.) a peculiar crackling sound audible with inspiration in pneumonia and other lung disease.

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Respiratory system examination revealed bilateral crepitant rales.
The physical examination determined a body temperature of 39[degrees]C, tachypnoea, subcostal retraction, crepitant rales on auscultation of the lungs and anasarca-type oedema.
Physical examination revelaed no pathology except for bilateral crepitant rales.