silicosis


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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
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Although recognizing the inevitability of comparisons between silica and asbestos, the report notes that, between 1990 and 1999, the mortality rate for silicosis was one-fifth of the asbestosis mortality rate.
It can cause scar tissue to form in the lungs, reducing the lungs' ability to extract oxygen from the air they take in and causing a disease known as silicosis.
He now suffers from silicosis, a sometimes fatal disease in which fibrous growths develop in the lungs and slowly deteriorate the tissue.
21) So, too, social histories of rampant tuberculosis, silicosis, and syphilis incubating in South African capitalist development provide pertinent insights.
It said the government had initiated stern measures to prevent diseases and silicosis caused by dust emissions from stone and marble crushing units in the province.
We are implementing the programme to protect workers in factories across the province from silicosis which is caused by environmental pollution,' said the health secretary while presiding over a conference on the safety of workers on Friday.
We are implementing the programme to protect workers in factories across the province from silicosis which is caused by environmental pollution," said the health secretary while presiding over a conference on the safety of workers on Friday.
However, he said, both diseases silicosis and pulmonary Koch were similar in nature.
Silicosis is usually a disease of long latency affecting mostly older workers; therefore, silicosis deaths in young adults (aged 15-44 years) suggests acute or accelerated disease.
Only Plaid Cymru MPs have always put the interests of Wales their sole concern and achieved notable victories like the silicosis benefits for Welsh Quarrymen.
Only Plaid Cymru MPs have always made the interests of Wales their sole concern and achieved notable victories, like the silicosis benefits for Welsh quarrymen.
Scientists have learned that silicosis has been around for some time; it was observed in the Bedouin people of the Sahara Desert nearly one hundred years ago.