Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rale.
  • noun medicine, plurale tantum The symptom of crackles

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Examples

  • In 1999, the Journal published a study known by the too-cute acronym RALES (It stands for "Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study", but "rales" is also the name for the sound we hear when we listen to lungs full of fluid from congestive heart failure), which suggested that the drug spironolactone is the better choice among diuretics for severe heart failure.

    Archive 2004-08-01

  • In 1999, the Journal published a study known by the too-cute acronym RALES (It stands for "Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study", but "rales" is also the name for the sound we hear when we listen to lungs full of fluid from congestive heart failure), which suggested that the drug spironolactone is the better choice among diuretics for severe heart failure.

    Medpundit

  • She has crackles the technical word is rales in her lungs, suggesting fluid in the alveoli, the tiny air sacs where gas exchange occurs, and her joints are mildly swollen.

    After the Diagnosis

  • The crackles and crepitations and rales make me sound like the eighth dwarf, Wheezy, and even the dog walk was tiring.

    The Seven Deadly Sins

  • The crackles and crepitations and rales make me sound like the eighth dwarf, Wheezy, and even the dog walk was tiring.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • We listened and described course and fine rales on pneumatics 'lung exams, and held arthritic joints with swan-like deformities characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis.

    Dr. Elaine Schattner: The Physical Exam Provides More Than Emotional Value

  • Bawt sum wyde yellol ribbunz fur tew be maeking bows uv yellol ribbons awn teh porch rales.

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  • January 16, 2008 at 5:25 pm teh rakkoons r jus tired affter teher day jawbs: polishin stare rales, washin fuud, washin lawndree, steelin fuud, an sneekin thru teh hedges…

    MOM???? - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I could hear him, all right; no need for my makeshift stethoscope-the rales in his lungs were clearly audible at six paces.

    Drums of Autumn

  • In one stroke, Shalaman had just confirmed the gryphon's status and changed the rales of the game.

    The White Gryphon

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