Coal workers pneumoconiosis
The coal workers pneumoconiosis is a more serious condition than anthracosis due to the consequent overwhelming cellular and immune reactions. The complicated form of coal workers pneumonoconiosis results in the progressive pulmonary fibrosis, loss of lung function, and increased susceptibility to pulmonary tuberculosis.
Word origin: anthrac- meaning coal, carbon + -osis, condition.
Related forms: anthracotic (adjective).
- black lung
- coal miner's lung (or coal miners' lung)
- coal worker's lung (or coal workers' lung)
- coal pneumoconiosis
- colliers lung
- colliers anthracosis
- melanedema (or melanoedema)
- miners lung (or miners' lung)
- miners asthma
See also: pneumomelanosis.