berylliosis

[buh-ril-ee-oh-sis]
noun Pathology.
beryllium poisoning, characterized by the formation of granulomas, primarily affecting the lungs and causing a cough, chest pain, and shortness of breath.

Origin:
berylli(um) + -osis

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berylliosis be·ryl·li·o·sis (bə-rĭl'ē-ō'sĭs)
n.
Beryllium poisoning characterized by the occurrence of granulomatous fibrosis, especially of the lungs, due to inhalation of beryllium salts.

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berylliosis

systemic industrial disease caused by poisoning with beryllium, usually involving the lungs but occasionally affecting only the skin. There are two forms: an acute illness occurring most frequently in workers extracting beryllium metal from ore or manufacturing beryllium alloys, and a slow-developing chronic disease occurring in scientific and industrial workers who are exposed to beryllium-containing fumes and dust.

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Berylliosis is a debilitating, progressive and potentially fatal lung disease that develops in individuals exposed to beryllium.
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