occupational disease


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oc·cu·pa·tion·al dis·ease

a morbid condition resulting from exposure to an agent during the usual performance of one's occupation. Compare: industrial disease.

occupational disease

n.
A disease, such as byssinosis or black lung, resulting from the conditions of a person's work, trade, or occupation.

occupational disease

a disease that results from a particular type of employment, usually from the effects of long-term exposure to specific substances or continuous or repetitive physical acts.

oc·cu·pa·tion·al dis·ease

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn-ăl di-zēz')
A morbid condition resulting from exposure to an agent during the usual performance of one's occupation.
Compare: industrial disease

oc·cu·pa·tion·al dis·ease

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn-ăl di-zēz')
Morbid condition resulting from exposure to an agent during usual performance of one's occupation.

occupational disease,

n a disease that results from a particular employment, usually from the effects of long-term exposure to specific substances or from the continuous or repetitive physical acts.
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