(as″bes-to´sis) a form of pneumoconiosis (silicatosis) caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers, characterized by interstitial fibrosis, and associated with mesothelioma and bronchogenic carcinoma.
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lung disease that is caused by the prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibres. A type of pneumoconiosis, it is found primarily among workers whose ... [3 related articles]
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Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory and fibrotic medical condition affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs caused by the inhalation and retention of asbestos fibers. It usually occurs after high intensity and/or long-term exposure to asbestos (particularly in those individuals working on the...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: as′bes-tō′sis Definitions: 1. Pneumoconiosis resulting from inhalation of asbestos fibers suspended in ambient air; sometimes complicated by pleural mesothelioma or bronchogenic carcinoma; ferruginous bodies are the histologic hallmark of exposure to asbest...
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Asbestosis is a chronic disease of the lungs allegedly caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibres, sometimes leading to lung cancer. Asbestosis is one of the pneumoconiosis group of occupational diseases.
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Asbestosis is a chronic inflammatory medical condition affecting the parenchymal tissue of the lungs. It is caused by the chronic inhalation of asbestos fibers. People with occupational exposure to the mining, manufacturing, handling or removal of asbestos are at risk of developing asbestosis. There...
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A condition that causes scarring of the lungs caused by inhaling asbestos fibres. Other asbestos related illnesses are Mesothelioma and Bilateral Diffuse Pleural Thickening & Pleural Plaques
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A lung disease caused by breathing in particles of asbestos (a group of minerals that take the form of tiny fibers). Symptoms include coughing, trouble breathing, and chest pain caused by scarring and permanent damage to lung tissue. Asbestosis increases the risk of lung cancer and malignant mesothe...
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1) Pneumoconiosis 2) Pneumonoconiosis
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