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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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The truth is the poor dustman with heart trouble is highly unlikely to receive the treatment of a well-heeled businessman on a private health scheme.
AN Iraqi man from Coventry accused of raping a woman while working as a dustman in Bedford appeared at Luton Crown Court yesterday.
I have been a dustman myself and am now in management and I can tell you Mr Miecynski and anyone else who dislikes dustmen to come and try the job.
A NATIONWIDE manhunt is continuing for a 34-year-old former dustman wanted in connection with the murder of twins and an elderly couple on the same night.
A CLEAN-cut borough councillor is swopping his trademark bowtie for a set of over-alls next week during a day as a dustman.
Bring back our old way 20 years ago when you were made to sweep up your yard and the dustman took the whole of your black bin with your house number on it and promptly brought it back right to your yard.
A DUSTMAN was left in hospital following an attack by actor Danny John-Jules, a court heard yesterday.
The four-man group is dedicated to re-creating the skiffle sounds of the 1950s and plays cover versions of Lonnie Donegan hits including My Old Man's a Dustman, Red Island Line, The Battle of New Orleans and Putting on the Style.
DUSTMAN Tony Taggart is bin laden at work - and if he scores the winner at Anfield tomorrow, he will become Britain's most wanted man at a stroke.
The dustman takes away what he should, leaving the incorrect item behind which is usually left on the grass verge all week.
Greg is a dustman who would love to be a rock star, while his beloved,Berni,is a former stripper and art student.
LOTTERY yob Michael Carroll chucked his job as a dustman yesterday.