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High pitched, discrete, discontinuous, sounds heard during the end of inspiration; not cleared by cough

Fine crackles

1

Lower, more moist sound heard during the mid stage of inspiration; not cleared by cough

Medium crackles

2

Loud, bubbly noise heard during inspiration; not cleared by cough

Coarse crackles

3

Loud, low, coarse sounds like a snore most often heard continuously during inspiration or expiration; coughing may clear

Ronchi (sonorous wheeze)

4

Musical noise sounding like a squeak; most often heard continuously during inspiration or expiration; usually louder during expiration

Wheeze (sibilant wheeze)

5

Dry, rubbing, or grating sound, usually caused by inflammation of pleural surfaces; heard during inspiration or expiration; loudest over lower lateral anterior surface

Pleural friction rub