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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.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Asbestos" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Asbestos" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 158 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 1991 and 2004 and 2016
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.