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crepitation

[‚krep·ə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
A noise produced by the rubbing of fractured ends of bones, by cracking joints, and by pressure upon tissues containing abnormal amounts of air, as in cellular emphysema.
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Crepitations in chests of severely dehydrated infants.
4,19) Other causes of patient dissatisfaction after scapular healing can include prolonged weakness, pain, crepitations or a disfiguring bump, most common in multi-trauma patients.
Other manifestations included tachycardia (3), tachypnoea (8), severe breathlessness (3), crepitations (4), haemorrhages (4) and urinary incontinence (2).
Breath sounds that are usually heard in BOOP patients are crackles and a clinical examination of the thorax demonstrates fine, dry lung crepitations.
Three influenza-infected children had clinical pneumonia (tachypnea defined by the World Health Organization) with crepitations.
He also developed tachycardia, tachypnea, and wet crepitations, as well as elevations in liver enzyme and eosinophilia levels.
Auscultatory examination of the chest revealed bilateral coarse crepitations, but no cardiac murmurs.
This serious condition may cause neck swelling, crepitations (creaking noises made by gas that has seeped into tissue), and air inside the chest cavity (pneumomediastinum) and needs immediate medical attention.
Clinical significance of crepitations in elderly patients following acute hospital admission: a prospective study.