Definition of Byssinosis

1. Noun. A lung disease, caused by exposure to cotton dust in inadequately ventilated working environments. ¹

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Definition of Byssinosis

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Medical Definition of Byssinosis

1. Exposures to cotton dust during the production of yarns, linen and rope can produce chronic obstructive lung disease (after 10 years). Early symptoms include chest tightness. Treatment includes bronchodilators and removal from work environment. (21 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Byssinosis

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1. Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance Report (1996) edited by Rochelle B. Althouse (1997)
"byssinosis: Number of deaths, crude and age-adjusted mortality rates, ... byssinosis: Crude mortality rates by state, US residents age 15 and over, ..."

2. The Health Consequences of Smoking: Cancer and Chronic Lung Disease in the by DIANE Publishing Company (1985)
"byssinosis prevalence (adjusted for age, sex, and mill type) showed a progressive increase with increasing duration of cotton dust exposure (Table 2) ..."

3. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"Recent research on the etiology of byssinosis has contributed substantially to ... Although byssinosis is usually considered in the context of the textile ..."

4. Proposed National Strategies For The Prevention Of Leading Work-related (1988)
"Consistent with this approach, the four diseases identified in the 1990 Objectives (asbestosis, byssinosis, silicosis, and coal workers' pneumoconiosis) ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking for Women: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1985)
"byssinosis is a syndrome characterized by tightness of the chest and shortness of ... They found that men had a greater prevalence of byssinosis than women, ..."

6. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1994 (1994)
"B. Cotton Dusts byssinosis is characterized by both acute (reversible) and ... byssinosis is largely preventable by limiting human exposure to cotton dust. ..."

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