coal-worker's pneumoconiosis

coal-worker's pneumoconiosis
a lung disease caused by coal dust. It affects mainly coal miners but also other exposed workers, such as lightermen, if the lungs' capacity to accommodate and remove the particles is exceeded.

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  • coal-worker's pneumoconiosis — a lung disease caused by coal dust. It affects mainly coal miners but also other exposed workers, such as lightermen, if the lungs capacity to accommodate and remove the particles is exceeded. See pneumoconiosis …   Medical dictionary

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  • pneumoconiosis — n. a group of lung diseases caused by inhaling dust. The dust particles must be less than 0.5 μm in diameter to reach the depths of the lung and there is usually a long period after initial exposure before shadows appear on the chest X ray and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • pneumoconiosis, pneumokoniosis — Inflammation commonly leading to fibrosis of the lungs caused by the inhalation of dust incident to various occupations; characterized by pain in the chest, cough with little or no expectoration, dyspnea, reduced thoracic excursion, sometimes …   Medical dictionary

  • Coalworker's pneumoconiosis — Classification and external resources Coal ICD 10 J60 …   Wikipedia

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  • anthracosilicosis — Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon and silica in the lungs from inhaled coal dust; the silica content produces fibrous nodules. SYN: coal worker s pneumoconiosis. [anthraco + silicosis] * * * an·thra·co·sil·i·co·sis .an(t) thrə (.)kō… …   Medical dictionary

  • Black lung disease — Lung disease resulting from coal mining. The silica mineral and carbon in the dust raised by coal mining can cause a serious chronic lung disease. Emphysema occurs first, followed by scarring and nodule formation in the lung tissues. Symptoms and …   Medical dictionary

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