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cyanosis of the extremities; can occur when a spasm of the blood vessels is caused by exposure to cold or by strong emotion acrocyanosis , Raynaud's sign
dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight actinic dermatitis
overgrowth of skin layers resulting from extended exposure to the sun actinic keratosis
(medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance actinotherapy , irradiation , radiation , radiation therapy , radiotherapy
exposure of songs on the air by a radio station airplay
inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic alveolitis
severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure anaphylactic shock
anemia characterized by pancytopenia resulting from failure of the bone marrow; can be caused by neoplasm or by toxic exposure aplastic anaemia , aplastic anemia
soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron ores atomic number 81 , thallium , Tl
safety from exposure to infectious agents biosafety
level of safety from exposure to infectious agents; depends on work practices and safety equipment and facilities biosafety level
exposure only to infectious agents that do not ordinarily cause human disease biosafety level 1
exposure to infectious agents that can cause disease in humans but whose potential for transmission is limited biosafety level 2
exposure to infectious agents that can be transmitted by the respiratory route and which can cause serious infection biosafety level 3
exposure to exotic infectious agents that pose a high risk of life-threatening disease and can be transmitted as an aerosol and for which there is no vaccine or therapy biosafety level 4
spoiled from frequent exposure or indulgence blasé , jaded
cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill) broil , broiling , grilling
large Australian tree with straight-grained yellow wood that turns brown on exposure brown pine , Podocarpus elatus , Rockingham podocarp
injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation burn
wound from exposure to heat burn
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