Definition of Rales
1. Noun. (plural of rale) ¹
2. Noun. (medicine plurale tantum) The symptom of crackles ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Rales
1. rale [n] - See also: rale
Lexicographical Neighbors of Rales
rales (current term)
Literary usage of Rales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"The term "rales" is applied to sounds produced by the passage of air through bronchi which contain mucus or pus, or which are narrowed by swelling of their ..."
2. Medical diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine : a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1876)
"It has just been stated that rales are, for the most part, produced in the bronchi by the passage of air through fluids there contained. ..."
3. Physical Exploration and Diagnosis of Diseases Affecting the Respiratory Organs by Austin Flint (1856)
"They are subdivided into coarse and fine rales. The sound in the former instance conveying to the ear the idea of large, and in the latter of small bubbles. ..."
4. A Practical Treatise on Medical Diagnosis for Students and Physicians by John Herr Musser (1913)
"In describing rales it is always well to note not only their auditory ... DIAGNOSIS OF rales.—rales are to be distinguished from other adventitious sounds. ..."
5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"rales are new sounds, not common to healthy lungs, and are created either in the ... rales of the first type are dry; those of the second are called wet. ..."
6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1904)
"From the third dorsal vertebra there was tubular breathing, coarse metallic and medium rales, vocal resonance was increased, and whispering ..."
7. Pulmonary Tuberculosis by Maurice Fishberg (1922)
"At times, we can hear rales in central lesions by placing the bell of the stethoscope in front of the patient's mouth, while all over the chest nothing is ..."
8. Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis (1917)
"Genetically all rales are moist, but sometimes they are classified as "moist" ... rales are arbitrarily classed in five groups, a classification based on ..."