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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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According to the weather bulletin of the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), fresh to strong winds will blow, causing dusty conditions over Abu Dhabi city and the Western Region, namely Mukhariz, Owtaid, Mezeira, Al Ain and Sweihan.
Instead of 80 covers at Colnebridge, the Dusty will allow them to seat 120 people and the car park is almost three times as big.
Dusty had his own television show on WEWS out of Cleveland, Ohio, "The Roy Rogers Jr.
Helen, 69, mentioned Dusty to apitherapist Yvonne Matthews, who treats people with medicinal bee products.
Dusty volunteers for the role, which means intensive training at Piston Peak National Park under the tough instruction of gruff helicopter Blade Ranger (Harris).
However, when Dusty refused to come out one day YourVets, in Wythall, were called-in to help.
By another lucky coincidence, Steve's Forward-Assist/About Turn veterans' charity took veterans fishing, and so arranged for Dusty to go, while Dusty donated an old boat that had been sitting unused in a field for five years.
Steve's Forward-Assist/About Turn veterans' charity took veterans fishing, and when Dusty donated an old boat that had been sitting unused in a field for five years, they decided to restore it to its former glory.
Dusty Showers is one of the most recognizable names in the world of breast cancer.
The southern coastal area, namely the City of Tyre and its surroundings, also had its share of dusty winds coupled with a lot of sand; thus, hindering the work of fishermen, who expected muddy rain during the night, NNA correspondent in Tyre reported.
Born Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O'Brien in Hampstead, London on April 16, 1939 and nicknamed Dusty because of her tomboy ways, she went on to join The Lana Sisters and The Springfields before embarking on a phenomenally successful solo career in 1963.