bubbling rale

a moist rale heard when air passes through areas of bronchi that contain mucus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • râle — or rale [räl] n. [Fr < râler, to rattle < MFr raaler: see RAIL3] Med. an abnormal sound, as rattling or bubbling, accompanying the normal sound of breathing, and usually indicating a diseased condition of the lungs or bronchi …   English World dictionary

  • Rale — A type of abnormal lung sound heard through a stethoscope. Rales may be sibilant (whistling), dry (crackling) or wet (more sloshy) depending on the amount and density of fluid refluxing back and forth in the air passages. The word rale is a… …   Medical dictionary

  • gurgling rale — a very coarse type of bubbling rale …   Medical dictionary

  • mucous rale — bubbling r …   Medical dictionary

  • crepitation — rale; n. a soft fine crackling sound heard in the lungs through the stethoscope. Crepitations are made either by air passages and alveoli (air sacs) opening up during inspiration or by air bubbling through fluid. They are not normally heard in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • crepitation — 1. Crackling; the quality of a fine bubbling sound (rale) that resembles noise heard on rubbing hair between the fingers. 2. The sensation felt on placing the hand over the seat of a fracture when the broken ends of the bone are moved, or over… …   Medical dictionary

  • sound — 1. The vibrations produced by a sounding body, transmitted by the air or other medium, and perceived by the internal ear. 2. An elongated cylindrical, usually curved, instrument of metal, used for exploring the bladder or other cavities of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • crepitant — 1. Relating to or characterized by crepitation. 2. Denoting a fine bubbling noise (rale) produced by air entering fluid in lung tissue; heard in pneumonia and in certain other conditions. 3. The sensation imparted to the palpating finger by gas… …   Medical dictionary

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