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Abbreviation for organic dust toxic syndrome.
organic dust toxicity syndrome,
An acute influenza-like illness resulting from the inhalation of molds contaminating grasses, hay, and other agricultural products. It is also known colloquially as farmer's lung or grain lung and scientifically as pulmonary mycotoxicosis. Prominent symptoms are cough, chest tightness, muscle ache, and low-grade fever.See: byssinosis; pneumonitis, hypersensitivity
organic dust toxic syndrome,
A nonallergenic, noninfectious, respiratory disorder caused by inhalation of organic dusts. The most important sources are cotton dust, which causes byssinosis; grain dust; and exposure to moldy hay, called “farmer's lung.”See: byssinosis; pneumonitis, hypersensitivity