Asbestosis. Definition

Medical Definition: Asbestosis

Lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers or particles (a group of minerals in the form of tiny fibers). Symptoms include cough, breathing problems and chest pain as a result of scarring and permanent damage to lung tissue. The asbestosis increase the risk of lung cancer and malignant mesothelioma (cancer found in the lining of the lungs, the chest or abdomen).

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