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  • n. An inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs.
  • n. An inflammation of a dental alveolus (tooth socket).

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  • n. inflammation in the socket of a tooth; sometimes occurs after a tooth is extracted and a blood clot fails to form
  • n. inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs caused by inhaling dust; with repeated exposure the condition may become chronic


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  • The primary types of respiratory toxicity are: pulmonary irritation asthma/bronchitis reactive airway disease emphysema allergic alveolitis fibrotic lung disease pneumoconiosis lung cancer


  • My medical knowledge was certainly notched up, and for a few brief weeks I managed to slip "cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis" into casual conversation.

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  • Severe ingestion of Paraquat can rapidly cause death from respiratory failure due to a form of proliferative alveolitis, or inflammation of the air spaces in the lungs.

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  • • Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes Pharmaceutical • Production of drugs, herbal products Sewage and • Waste removal, treatment plants waste disposal Chronic bronchitis Chronic obstructive lung disease Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis)

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  • Terminology has been confusing, as the term IPF has been used interchangeably with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis (CFA).

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  • ILD is an inaccurate choice of terms because these diseases usually have a phase or component of alveolitis.

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  • Carole Dawson, 58, said allergic alveolitis -- also known as 'bird fanciers' lung "-- has left her unable to walk more than a few steps unaided, the Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

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