silicosis

Inflammation of the lung caused by foreign bodies (inhaled particles of silica): leads to fibrosis but unlike asbestosis does not predispose to neoplasia.

Silicosis

Lung disease caused by breathing in mineral dust

silicosis

[n] - a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
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Silicosis

A prescribed disease of the lungs characterised by the development of fibrotic modules around the embedded Silica dust. The disease gradually develops as large coalescent nodules reduce lung function and cause breathing difficulties.
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silicosis

Pneumoconiosis resulting from inhalation of silica dust.
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Silicosis

a respiratory disease caused by inhalation of dust containing the mineral silica
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Silicosis

A lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica particles, which may lead to progressive breathlessness and which occurs in miners, stone masons and quarry workers.
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Silicosis

A form of lung disease, caused by inhalation of silicon dust.
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Silicosis

Silicosis: A form of lung disease resulting from occupational exposure to silica dust over a period of years. Silicosis causes slowly progressive fibrosis of the lungs, impairment of lung function and a tendency to tuberculosis of the lungs. Crystalline silica of respirable size is primarily quartz dust occurring in industrial and occupational sett...
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silicosis

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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silicosis

noun a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
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silicosis

(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 habitually exposed to the dust ...
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silicosis

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

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

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 particularly affects miners and those working with ston...
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silicosis

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; silicosis predisposes to pulmonary tuberculosis. Synony...
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silicosis

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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Silicosis

Silicosis (previously miner`s phthisis, grinder`s asthma, potter`s rot and other occupation-related names) is a form of occupational lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust, and is marked by inflammation and scarring in the form of nodular lesions in the upper lobes of the lungs. It is a type of pneumoconiosis. Silicosis (p......
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