silicosis

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Related to silicatosis: pneumoconiosis, asbestosis, berylliosis

sil·i·co·sis

 (sĭl′ĭ-kō′sĭs)
n.
A disease of the lungs caused by continued inhalation of the dust of siliceous minerals and characterized by progressive fibrosis and a chronic shortness of breath.

sil′i·cot′ic (-kŏt′ĭk) adj.

silicosis

(ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol a form of pneumoconiosis caused by breathing in tiny particles of silica, quartz, or slate, and characterized by shortness of breath and fibrotic changes in the tissues of the lungs

sil•i•co•sis

(ˌsɪl ɪˈkoʊ sɪs)

n.
a disease of the lungs caused by the inhaling of siliceous particles.
[1890–95]
sil`i•cot′ic (-ˈkɒt ɪk) adj.

silicosis

a disease of the lungs caused by prolonged inhalation of silica dust, an occupational disease of quarry-workers.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silicosis - a lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or quartz or slate
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
Translations
kivipölykeuhkosilikoosi

silicosis

[ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs] Nsilicosis f

silicosis

n (Med) → Staublunge f, → Silikose f (spec)

silicosis

[ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs] n (Med) → silicosi f

sil·i·co·sis

n. silicosis, inhalación de partículas de polvo.

silicosis

n silicosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a young carpet installer who was diagnosed with silicatosis of the lung.
In this article we review different causes of silicatosis and discuss chronic exposure in the course of carpet installation and development of pneumoconiosis.
RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL OR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE: Exposure to talc in the course of carpet installation should be added to conditions that can cause pneumoconioses, specifically silicatosis of the lung.