Definition of Asbestosis

1. Noun. Lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles.

Generic synonyms: Pneumoconiosis, Pneumonoconiosis



Definition of Asbestosis

1. Noun. (pathology) A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Asbestosis

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Medical Definition of Asbestosis

1. Fibrosis of the lung due to the inhalation of asbestos fibres. Typically occurs 15-20 years after exposure and can lead to the development of malignant mesothelioma. The asbestos fibres are phagocytosed by alveolar macrophages but produce a chronic inflammatory reaction. (18 Nov 2007)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Asbestosis

asatones
asbecasite
asbestic
asbestiform
asbestinane
asbestine
asbestoid
asbestos
asbestos abatement
asbestos bodies
asbestos corn
asbestos liner
asbestos lung disease
asbestos wart
asbestoses
asbestosis (current term)
asbestoslike
asbestous
asbestus
asbestuses
asbolane
asbolin
asbuilt
asbuilts
ascamycin aminopeptidase
ascar
ascared
ascariases
ascariasis
ascariasis infection

Literary usage of Asbestosis

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1. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report 1999 by Rochelle B. Althouse (2000)
"asbestosis: Crude mortality rates by state, US residents age 15 and over, ... asbestosis: Number of deaths by sex, race, and age, US residents age 15 and ..."

2. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report (1996) edited by Rochelle B. Althouse (1997)
"United States Section asbestosis Mortality Figure 1-1. asbestosis: Number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted mortality rates ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Additionally, excess TNF-OC correlates with development of fibrosis in animal models of asbestosis (42,43). Interestingly, the long fibers, ..."

4. Asbestos Publications Produced by the National Institute for Occupational by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"asbestosis John M. Dement James A. Merchant Francis HY Green INTRODUCTION Occupational exposure to ... DEFINITION asbestosis is the name of the pneumo- ..."

5. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"It is unlikely that the higher risk of lung cancer to persons with asbestosis is only due to their higher prevalence of smoking. Some studies have suggested ..."

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