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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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Sadly, when he finally landed his dream job as a dustman in 1987 it was, well.
All the signs and tokens of home life, such as the cabbage leaves and teapot which I have so much loved that I have had them resurrected from the dustbin because they are reminders of home life and peace, and are worthy of being adored as the dustman is.
Contaminated dear dustman, The paper is not I have kept it all separate in a very clean spot.
So there is one person who wants the dustman to fund the doctor.
Retired dustman Arthur Whitehouse challenged the thug after he knocked at his door and threatened him with a knife.
The Leicester dustman, 28, will make his fourth title defence against the Spaniard (20-1) in Barnsley on February 27.
Donegan, who died in 2002 at the age of 71, hit the top of the charts in 1960 with the novelty song My Old Man's A Dustman.
The Rangers supporting former dustman, who won a pounds 9.
Today Gillian Neild, a spokeswoman for Harrogate NHS trust, said the former dustman was being treated for dehydration and minor abrasions while under police guard.
A court today issued a warrant for the arrest of a former dustman who won a pounds 9.
It really infuriates me that you say why should the dustman fund the doctor.
Former dustman Michael Carroll, 20,of Swaffham, Norfolk, was also banned from driving for four months by magistrates in Swaffham.