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dust

 [dust]
fine, dry particles of earth or any other substance small enough to be blown by the wind. See also coniosis and pneumoconiosis.
blood dust hemoconia.

dust

(dŭst)
n.
1. Fine, dry particles of matter.
2. A cloud of fine, dry particles.

dust

Etymology: AS
any fine, particulate, dry matter. Kinds of dust include inorganic dust and organic dust.

dust

Occupational medicine A suspension of solid particles in air. See Coal dust, Inhalant, Nonasbestos dust, Nuclear dust.

dust

vector for airborne transmission of infection; it may contain remnants of skin, nail, fluids (blood, exudates) and microorganisms (bacteria, fungi and spores)

dust

heavy dust such as in dust storms or volcanic fallout may contaminate animal feed sufficiently to cause sand colic in horses. Ruminants seem not to be much affected.

dust balls
equine intestinal foreign bodies composed of plant fibers with a superficial coating of dense minerals. Because of their light weight they are often evacuated with the feces.
dust inhalation
important risk factor in etiology of coccidioidomycosis (corral dust), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in horses (feed dust in stables).
dust mite
dust rhinotracheitis
dusty feed fed in a confined space such as a stable can cause chronic coughing due to rhinotracheitis in cattle.

Patient discussion about dust

Q. My friend told me that people who allergic to dust are actually allergic to small insect. Is he fooling with me?

A. thanks :)

Q. how exactly dust effects on asthmatic people? how can one avoid a dust environment?

A. some people try to dust proof there home,they change there matress once a year-----thay do not have rugs in there home---no curtains or draps --and they have someone else dust and clean/no pets.some people keep there pets and take allergie meds.

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However, with the structural tubes half-covered by the inner skin there are no upward facing surfaces that could collect dust, a vital point in such a large hall.
Instead of having your old air conditioner or dehumidifier collect dust, bring them to our event and collect $75 toward the purchase of a new model.
For best storage, add a plywood shelf or two, drilled out with a large spade bit so it won't collect dust.
In the past, heavily bound strategic plans for the department were drawn up and then left to collect dust, officials said.
For example, nursing stations in hospital ICUs traditionally use desktops with a fan, which not only collect dust, but also blows that waste back into the air environment, which increases the potential for infection.
Hoe and trowel may be deposited in the back of the garage, where they will collect dust for years to come.
Ordinary stuffed toys collect dust and dust mites, but cannot hold up to the frequent machine-washing necessary to eliminate these allergens.
Those individual awards just sit on my mantelpiece and collect dust,'' he said.
Fewer people are letting their coins collect dust now that they have an easy alternative to the chore of sorting, counting and rolling them.