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anthracosis

 [an″thrah-ko´sis]
a type of coal workers' pneumoconiosis due to inhalation of coal dust not containing silica.

an·thra·co·sis

(an'thră-kō'sis),
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs.
See also: pneumomelanosis.
Synonym(s): collier lung, miner's lung (1)
[anthraco- + G. -osis, condition]

anthracosis

/an·thra·co·sis/ (an″thrah-ko´sis) pneumoconiosis, usually asymptomatic, due to deposition of anthracite coal dust in the lungs.

anthracosis

(ăn′thrə-kō′sĭs)

anthracosis

[an′thrəkō′sis/]
Etymology: Gk, anthrax, coal, osis, condition
a chronic lung disease characterized by the deposit of coal dust in the lungs and by the formation of black nodules on the bronchioles, resulting in focal emphysema. The condition occurs in coal miners and is aggravated by cigarette smoking. There is no specific treatment; most cases are asymptomatic, and preventing further exposure to coal dust may halt progress of the condition. Also called black lung disease, coal worker's pneumoconiosis, miner's pneumoconiosis. See also inorganic dust.

anthracosis

(1) Coal workers’ pneumoconiosis.  
(2) A generic term for any blackening of tissues, especially of the lungs.

anthracosis

Pulmonology A generic term for blackening of tissues, often understood to mean carbon dust deposition in the lung and lymph nodes, which does not itself cause disease, and is usually present in urban dwellers, and in those working in certain occupations–eg, coal mining. See coal workers' pneumoconiosis.

an·thra·co·sis

(an'thră-kō'sis)
Pneumonoconiosis from accumulation of carbon from inhaled smoke or coal dust in the lungs.
Synonym(s): collier's lung, melanedema, miner's lung (1) .
[anthraco- + G. -osis, condition]

anthracosis

A chronic lung disease resulting from repeated inhalation of coal dust. Inflammation of the lungs with extensive fibrous tissue formation leads to a reduction in lung function and sometimes severe disability.

anthracosis

heavy black deposits of carbon; a common necropsy finding in dogs which have passed a busy working life in a heavily industrialized city.