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rale

also râle  (räl)
n.
An abnormal respiratory sound characterized by fine crackles.

[French râle, from râler, to make a rattling sound in the throat, from Old French racler, to scrape, rattle; see raclette.]

rale

(rɑːl) or

râle

n
(Pathology) med an abnormal coarse crackling sound heard on auscultation of the chest, usually caused by the accumulation of fluid in the lungs
[C19: from French râle, from râler to breathe with a rattling sound; compare rail3]

rale

(ræl, rɑl)

n.
an abnormal rattling sound made while breathing.
[1820–30; < French râle, derivative of râler to make a rattling sound; compare rail3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rale - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)rale - a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle"
crepitation rale - the crackling sound heard on auscultation when patients with respiratory diseases inhale; associated with tuberculosis and pneumonia and congestive heart failure
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
Translations

rale

n. estertor, sonido anormal originado en el pulmón que se percibe durante la auscultación;
coarse ______ áspero;
crackling ______ crujiente;
crepitant ______ crepitante;
dry ______ seco;
moist ______ húmedo.
References in periodicals archive ?
Pulmonary oedema: 0 = no rales heard after clearing cough, 1 = moist or dry rales heard in lower third of one or both lung fields that persist after cough, 2 = moist or dry rales heard throughout the lower half to two-thirds of one or both lungs, 3 = moist or dry rales heard throughout both lung fields.
He had coarse breathing sounds in both lungs without wet or dry rales.
His heart rate was 130 beats per min; blood pressure was 98/55 mmHg; coarse sounds without wet or dry rales were heard in the lungs; muscle tension was significantly heightened and the limbs reacted to pain.