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asbestosis Explained

asbestosis at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[æs'bes'təusəs]

asbestosis at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Lung disease caused by long-term inhalation of asbestos fibers. A pneumoconiosis found primarily in asbestos workers, asbestosis is also seen in people living near asbestos industries. Fibers remain in the lungs and many years later cause extensive scarring and fibrosis. Shortness of breath and inadequate oxygenation result; advanced cases include a dry cough. There is no effective treatment. The associated increased cardiac effort may induce heart disease. Cigarette smoking greatly exacerbates its symptoms. Lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma are more common with asbestos inhalation and asbestosis.

asbestosis at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

asbestosis at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

asbestosis
n : lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles

asbestosis at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: term » asbestos + Inter: term » -osis

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈæs.bɛsˌtəʊ.sɪs/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /"{s.bEs%t@U.sIs/

Noun

Inter: en-noun » asbestoses
  • Inter: patholog » y A chronic, inflammatory lung disease caused by long-term, heavy exposure to asbestos.

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|asbestoosi, Inter: t- » fi|asbestipölykeuhko
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Asbestose|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|asbestosis|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * mesothelioma
    • pneumoconiosis


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