Definition of Rale

1. Noun. A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders). "The death rattle"

Exact synonyms: Rattle, Rattling
Specialized synonyms: Crepitation Rale
Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Rattle, Rattle, Rattle



Definition of Rale

1. Noun. (context: 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. ¹

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Definition of Rale

1. an abnormal respiratory sound [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rale

1. An adventitious sound, usually of morbid origin, accompanying the normal respiratory sounds. See Rhonchus. Various kinds are distinguished by pathologists; differing in intensity, as loud and small; in quality, as moist, dry, clicking, and sonorous; and in origin, as tracheal, pulmonary, and pleural. Origin: F. Rale. Cf. Rail the bird. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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