baritosis


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bar·i·to·sis

(bar'i-tō'sis),
A form of pneumoconiosis caused by barite or barium dust.

baritosis

[ber′ətō′sis]
a benign form of pneumoconiosis caused by an accumulation of barium dust in the lungs. Barium does not cause fibrosis and is not a common cause of functional impairment. The condition is most likely to affect persons involved in the mining and processing of barite, a barium-containing compound used in the manufacture of paints.

baritosis

(băr″ĭ-tō′sĭs)
A relatively benign form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of barium dust.
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Baritosis (barium), stannosis (tin), and siderosis (iron) are radiopaque dust exposures that cause small lung nodules.