bronchiolitis obliterans

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bronchiolitis obliterans

[‚bräŋ·kē·ō′līd·əs ō′blid·ə‚ranz]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the bronchioles with the formation of an exudate and fibrous tissue that obliterate the lumen.
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APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), called on the legislator to vote in favor of the Popcorn Workers Lung Disease Prevention Act, known as H.
Popcorn workers lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, is a severe, disabling and often fatal lung disease experienced by factory workers who produce or handle diacetyl, the artificial butter flavoring in popcorn.
OSHA has been sitting on evidence that there is a direct correlation between Diacetyl and popcorn workers lung for years.