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Râles a.k.a. Crackles, crepitations, or rales are the clicking, rattling, or crackling noises that may be made by one or both lungs of a human with a respiratory disease during inhalation. They are often heard only with a stethoscope. Bilateral crackles refers to the presence of crackles in both lungs.

  • also known as Crepitations, Rales

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Google previewThe Illustrated Doctors Dictionary (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors, now illustrated by Joseph C Segen

by chest tenderness on inspiration; auscultation may reveal wheezes, rhonchi and occasional moist râles; improvement of walking pneumonia with pleural effusions may take 2–6 weeks Management Tetracycline, erythromycin; a vaccine is under development walking wounded Ambulant case Sick or wounded personnel who can walk from where they became a casualty to a place where they can get medical treatment walkingthrough phenomenon Angina that disappears as the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Râles See synonym crepitations. Random (probability) sample Subset of units of a population that is arrived at by selecting units such that each possible unit has a fixed and known probability of selection. Antonym biased sample. Rate (in epidemiology) Measure of the frequency with whichanevent occurs in a defined population inaspecified periodoftime. Notes: (1) Most such rates are ratios, calculated by dividing a numerator, e.g., the number of deaths, or newly occurring cases of a ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

Mycoplasma pneumonia Infectious disease A popular term for the symptoms of atypical pneumonia caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae clinical Usually mild; insidious onset of malaise, headache, ± fever followed by an intense, usually nonproductive cough, with scant mucopurulent or hemorrhagic sputum, accompanied by chest tenderness on inspiration; auscultation may reveal wheezes, rhonchi and occasional moist râles; clinical and radiologic improvement of WP with pleural ...

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