vinyl chloride disease

acro-osteolysis resulting from exposure to vinyl chloride, characterized by Raynaud phenomenon, skin changes resembling scleroderma on the backs of the hands and on the forearms, and bony changes affecting the terminal phalanges of the fingers and toes, the styloid processes of the radius and ulna, the sacroiliac joints, and the patellae.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Vinyl chloride — A substance used in manufacturing plastics that is known to be toxic and carcinogenic (cancer causing). Dangerous exposure to vinyl chloride occurs mainly in the workplace. Breathing high levels of vinyl chloride for short periods of time can… …   Medical dictionary

  • Vinyl chloride — IUPAC name …   Wikipedia

  • Polyvinyl chloride — Polyvinyl chloride, (IUPAC Polychloroethene) commonly abbreviated PVC, is a widely used thermoplastic polymer. In terms of revenue generated, it is one of the most valuable products of the chemical industry. Around the world, over 50% of PVC… …   Wikipedia

  • occupational disease — 1. Also called industrial disease. a disease caused by the conditions or hazards of a particular occupation. 2. a trait or tendency that develops among members of a particular profession: Cynicism was thought to be an occupational disease of… …   Universalium

  • digestive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, or biliary tract. A prevalent disorder of the digestive… …   Universalium

  • Mercury(II) chloride — Mercury(II) chloride …   Wikipedia

  • Minamata disease — Classification and external resources The crippled hand of a Minamata disease victim ICD 10 T56.1 …   Wikipedia

  • Minamata disease — /min euh mah teuh/, Pathol. a severe form of mercury poisoning, characterized by neurological degeneration. [after Minamata Bay, Japan, where fish containing alkyl mercury compounds caused the disease in those who ate them during the period 1953… …   Universalium

  • Alzheimer's disease — Alzheimer redirects here. For other uses, see Alzheimer (disambiguation). Alzheimer s disease Classification and external resources …   Wikipedia

  • Blue Vinyl — is a 2002 documentary film directed by Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand. With a lighthearted tone, the film follows one woman s quest for an environmentally sound cladding for her parents house in Merrick, Long Island, New York. It also… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.