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 tissue, in which gas gangrene is present. SYN: bony crepitus. 3. Noise or vibration produced by rubbing bone or irregular degenerated cartilage surfaces together as in arthritis and other conditions. SYN: crepitus (1). [see crepitus]

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crep·i·ta·tion .krep-ə-'tā-shən n a grating or crackling sound or sensation (as that produced by the fractured ends of a bone moving against each other or as that in tissues affected with gas gangrene) <\crepitation in the arthritic knee>

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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 healthy lungs.

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crep·i·ta·tion (krep″ĭ-taґshən) 1. a sound like that made by throwing salt into a fire. See crepitant rale, under rale. 2. the noise made by rubbing together the ends of a fractured bone.

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  • crépitation — [ krepitasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1560; bas lat. crepitatio 1 ♦ Vieilli ou littér. Fait de crépiter; bruit de ce qui crépite. ⇒ crépitement. Crépitation du feu. « Mille crépitations inusitées font ressembler les arbres à des êtres animés » (Sand). 2 ♦ Méd …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Crepitation — Crep i*ta tion (kr?p ? t? sh?n), n. [Cf. F. cr[ e]pitation.] 1. The act of crepitating or crackling. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) (a) A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crepitation — refers to situations where noises are produced by the rubbing of parts one against the other, as in: Crepitus, a crunching sensation felt in certain medical problems Rales, abnormal sounds heard over the lungs with a stethoscope A mechanism of… …   Wikipedia

  • Crepitation — (v. lat., Chir.), 1) das Knarren, welches beim Knochenbruch zwei gebrochene Knochenstücke machen, wenn sie über einander geschoben werden; 2) Geräusch der ausweichenden Gelenke u. Sehnen, der Luft in Körperhöhlen u. dgl.; 3) das Knacken der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Crepitation — Crepitation, lat., Krachen, in der Chirurgie das Geräusch, wenn 2 Enden eines gebrochenen Knochens an einander bewegt werden, das sichere Zeichen eines Knochenbruchs. – In der Heilkunde das Knistern beim Drucke auf ein mit Luft gefülltes… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • crepitation — CREPITATION. s.f. Bruit redoublé d une flamme vive qui pétille …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • crepitation — 1650s, noun of action from L. crepitare to crackle, frequentative of crepare to crack, creak. In medical use, from 1834 …   Etymology dictionary

  • crépitation — (kré pi ta sion) s. f. Bruit réitéré d une flamme qui pétille, ou de certains sels projetés sur le feu.    Terme de chirurgie. Bruit que produisent les fragments d un os, lorsqu on leur communique quelques mouvements.    Terme de médecine.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • crepitation — noun see crepitate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • CRÉPITATION — s. f. Bruit redoublé d une flamme qui petille, d un corps qui brûle en petillant.  Il se dit, en Chirurgie, Du bruit que produisent par leur frottement mutuel les fragments d un os fracturé …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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