Crepitant rale

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

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Physical examination revealed drowsiness, a body temperature of 37.8 [degrees]C, pulse rate of 79/min, arterial blood pressure of 118/84 mmHg, glasgow coma score (GCS) of 11, respiratory rate of 32/min, oxygen saturation rate of 80-85%, and bilateral crepitant rales. System examinations and laboratory tests were unremarkable.
On physical examination, auscultation revealed bilateral basal crepitant rales and slightly prolonged expiration.
Respiratory system examination revealed bilateral crepitant rales. He had gastrostomy.