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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.


(Pathology) a person suffering from silicosis
(Pathology) suffering from silicosis
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According to the ILO classification, PA chest radiographs of 32, 4 and 2 silicotic workers were found to be category 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
Histologic overlap with other benign entities such as chronic fibrous pleuritis, calcified pleural plaque, silicotic nodule, and hyalinizing granuloma can be problematic in small biopsies.
Exogenous recombinant TNF-[alpha] augments silicotic fibrosis and anti-TNF antibody attenuates silicosis, and silicosis are absent in TNF-[alpha] receptor knockout mice [8-10].
It results from the coexistence of mineral coal or silica exposure and RA and is characterized by the presence of rheumatoid and silicotic nodules in the lungs.
Kaschak, "Experimental emphysema: its production with papain in normal and silicotic rats," Archives of Environmental Health, vol.
Complicated silicosis also known as progressive massive fibrosis develops through the expansion and confluence of individual silicotic nodules.
Yet although Carwyn was a Y miner's son who had once taken up the cudgels against the National Coal Board on behalf of his silicotic father, the names of Arthur Cook, Arthur Horner, Will Paynter and others which Whad been the most honoured names in the struggles of the Welsh miners in the Welsh W coalfield, were almost foreign to him.
Silicotic mediastinal lymphadenopathy can cause left vocal cord paralysis and dysphagia.
Maximum number of silicotic cases (57 out of 89, 64%) were in the age group 0f 30 49 years.
Any dust underground was undesirable, but tolerable limits of exposure to silicotic rock based on medical research were known.
Silicosis was defined as the presence of palpable silicotic nodules on macroscopic examination of the lungs, which was then confirmed on microscopic examination.
Direct impairment of macrophage function by crystalline silica and poor drug penetration into silicotic lung nodules have resulted in high (>20%) treatment failure and relapse rates for patients with silicosis who are receiving chemotherapy for tuberculosis (6).