silicatosis


silicatosis
SYN: silicosis.

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sil·i·ca·to·sis (sil″ĭ-kə-toґsis) pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of the dust of silicates, particularly aluminum silicate and magnesium silicate (e.g., asbestos, fuller's earth, kaolin, mica, or talc). See asbestosis, and see other types under pneumoconiosis.

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  • силикатоз — (silicatosis; силикат + оз) общее название пневмокониозов, вызываемых систематическим вдыханием пыли силикатов (солей кремниевых и алюмокремниевых кислот) …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Силикато́з — (silicatosis; силикат + оз) общее название пневмокониозов, вызываемых систематическим вдыханием пыли силикатов (солей кремниевых и алюмокремниевых кислот) …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • kaolin pneumoconiosis — silicatosis caused by inhaling particles of kaolin. Called also kaolinosis …   Medical dictionary

  • mica pneumoconiosis — silicatosis due to inhalation of and tissue reaction to mica particles; called also micatosis …   Medical dictionary

  • силикатоз — rus силикатоз (м) eng silicatosis fra silicatose (f) deu Silikatose (f) spa silicatosis (f) …   Безопасность и гигиена труда. Перевод на английский, французский, немецкий, испанский языки

  • Silicosis — A form of lung disease resulting from occupational exposure to silica dust over a period of years. Silicosis causes slowly progressive fibrosis of the lungs, impairment of lung function and a tendency to tuberculosis of the lungs. Crystalline… …   Medical dictionary

  • asbestosis — Pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of asbestos fibers suspended in the ambient air; sometimes complicated by pleural mesothelioma or bronchogenic carcinoma; ferruginous bodies are the histologic hallmark of exposure to …   Medical dictionary

  • magnesium silicate — n a silicate that is approximately Mg2Si3O8·nH2O, is obtained by precipitation as a white powder, and is used chiefly in medicine as a gastric antacid adsorbent and coating (as in the treatment of ulcers) * * * MgSiO3, a silicate salt of… …   Medical dictionary

  • aluminum silicate — Al2SiO5, the silicate salt of aluminum. It occurs in several different hydrated forms in nature that have pharmaceutical or dental uses; see attapulgite, bentonite, fuller s earth, kaolin, and zeolite. See also silicatosis …   Medical dictionary

  • erionite — er·i·o·nite (erґe o nīt) a common form of zeolite used as an absorbent and filtering material; excessive inhalation of its dust can cause pulmonary fibrosis or silicatosis …   Medical dictionary