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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What might be the scientific name for this disease?

Black lung disease is cause by the inhalation of scilica dust. What might be the scientific name for this disease?

Scientific name: Anthracosilicosis antracos means black / coal. Actually "black lung" is often a public health term for the results of a variety of hazards facing coal workers, even TB and smoking. ...Read more

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What is the medical name for 'black lung disease'?

What is the medical name for 'black lung disease'?

Anthracosis: Anthracosilicosis if mining hard coal. "black lung" is a lawyer's term and may also include tb, emphysema, the effects of air pollution, and the irritation of the mucosa. ...Read more

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When did black lung disease occur at its worst in victims?

When did black lung disease occur at its worst in victims?

Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more

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What is the black lung disease all about, in virginia?

What is the black lung disease all about, in virginia?

Coal mines: This is common name for coal miners pneumonconiosis. This is a progressive fibrosis of the lung caused by the chronic irritation of coal dust. ...Read more

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I had a chest X-ray done. The doctor said everything is normal. Would an X-ray show a blood clot or othrr lung disease?

I had a chest X-ray done. The doctor said everything is normal. Would an X-ray show a blood clot or othrr lung disease?

Perhaps: X-rays show changes in structure by their ability to absorb the rays. This is why bones show up best. Soft tissue changes must be dense or extensive to be seen on an xray. If your chest xray is "normal" than any diseas present is below xray threshold. Your doc, based on your clinical situation could order a ct scan or perhaps an MRI if the results would be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more