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Diseases » Metal fume fever » Glossary
 

Glossary for Metal fume fever

  • Chemical poisoning -- Selenium: Selenium is a chemical element used mainly as an industrial catalyst, in glass and ceramic manufacturing, as an animal feed additive, in photography and in the electronics industry. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Death: The cessation of life
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Flu-like conditions: Medical conditions similar to flu, or exhibition flu-like symptoms.
  • Flu-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to flu including fever
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Joint Pain: Pain affecting the joints
  • Metal exposure-related conditions: Medical conditions related to exposure to metals and metal compounds.
  • Nausea: The queasy feeling of nausea and often also vomiting.
  • Pulmonary edema: Severe condition of excess fluid in the lungs.
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.

 

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