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rale [1 record]

Record 1 2022-11-02


Subject field(s)
  • Symptoms (Medicine)
  • The Lungs

Crackles, formerly known as rales, are discontinuous, intermittent, nonmusical sounds that are described according to their timing and duration within the respiratory phase, intensity, pitch, and location.


  • Symptômes (Médecine)
  • Poumons

Crépitants («crackles»). Ces sons pathologiques, discontinus, explosifs, apparaissent généralement dans la phase d'inspiration.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Síntomas (Medicina)
  • Pulmones

Ruido producido por el paso del aire a través de las mucosidades acumuladas en los bronquios, tráquea, faringe o alvéolos pulmonares. Puede escucharse a distancia o con el estetoscopio.

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