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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The size composition, duration of exposure, and concentration of the fine dust are critical in determining the onset of baritosis.
Baritosis (barium), stannosis (tin), and siderosis (iron) are radiopaque dust exposures that cause small lung nodules.