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Asbestos

"Asbestos" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Asbestos" by people in this website by year, and whether "Asbestos" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 37 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2009 and 2011
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