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Definition: 'Silicoproteinosis'

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silicoproteinosis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: sil′i-kō-prō′tē-i-nō′sis

Definitions:
1. An acute pulmonary disorder, radiographically and histologically similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from relatively short exposure to high concentrations of silica dust; pulmonary symptoms are of rapid onset and the condition is invariably fatal.

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