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bauxite pneumoconiosis

 

Definition: a condition due to the occupational inhalation of bauxite fumes emitted during the manufacture of alumina abrasives; characterized by cough, shortness of breath, a combined obstructive and restrictive breathing pattern, and impairment of diffusing capacity.

Synonym(s): Shaver disease

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