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Glossary for Baritosis

  • Cough: The noise produced from the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Metal exposure-related conditions: Medical conditions related to exposure to metals and metal compounds.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Pneumoconiosis: A lung disease caused by breathing in air contaminated with particles of dust such as coal, kaolin, asbestos and talc. It is generally an occupation disease where people are exposed to the contaminated air for prolonged periods of time. Generally symptoms stop once the exposure ceases.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Wheezing: A whistling like continuous sound that is caused by the respiratory system
  • Work-related conditions: Medical conditions related to a person's work or occupation, such as workplace chemical exposures.


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