anthracosilicosis

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anthracosilicosis

[‚an·thrə·kə‚sil·ə′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Chronic lung inflammation caused by inhalation of carbon and silicon particles.
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Our findings also indicate that underground coal miners, even those who worked only after implementation of current dust standards, continue to develop advanced simple coal worker's pneumoconiosis and PMF.
Prevalence and Severity of Specific Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis Lesions by Underground Mining Tenure, National Coal Workers' Autopsy Study, 1971-1996 (n = 6055) (a) Pneumoconiosis Lesions Disease Severity Frequency of Severity, % Coal macules Absent 22.
The centriacinar region is the primary site of injury in coal worker's pneumoconiosis (8), asbestosis (9), and silica- and silicate-induced injury (10).