Inflammation of the lung caused by foreign bodies (inhaled particles of silica): leads to fibrosis but unlike asbestosis does not predispose to neoplasia. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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noun a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
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(sil″ĭ-ko´sis) pneumoconiosis caused by the prolonged breathing in of silica dust, usually occurring as an occupational disease. Nowadays it is most likely to be contracted in such industrial jobs as sandblasting in tunnels and hardrock mining, but it can occur in anyone who is habituall...
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a chronic disease of the lungs that is caused by the inhalation of silica dust over long periods of time. (Silica is the chief mineral constituent ... [6 related articles]
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Silicosis, also known as Potter`s rot, is a form of occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, and is marked by inflammation and scarring in forms of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs. It is a type of pneumoconiosis. Silicosis (particularly the acute fo...
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silicosis (silikō'sis) , occupational disease of the lungs caused by inhalation of free silica (quartz) dust over a prolonged period of time. Free silica is dispersed in the air and inhaled by workers engaged in the mining of lead, hard coal, and gold, in cutting sandstone and granite, in ...
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Silicosis is an occupational disease (pneumoconiosis) caused by the inhalation of silica dust which causes small concentrations of inflammation and scarring of the lungs. Over time the result of silicosis is shortness of breath, and increased susceptibility to infection of the lungs. Silicosis parti...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: sil-i-kō′sis Definitions: 1. A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from occupational exposure to and inhalation of silica dust over a period of years; characterized by a slowly progressive fibrosis of the lungs, which may result in impairment of lung function; silic...
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Chronic disease of miners and stone cutters who inhale silica dust, which makes the lung tissues fibrous and less capable of aerating the blood. It is a form of pneumoconiosis
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1) Pneumoconiosis 2) Pneumonoconiosis
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