oa South African Medical Journal - Some biological actions of silica: their part in the pathogenesis of silicosis

Volume 37, Issue 16
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An attempt has been made in this paper to define more clearly the part which the surface activity of the silica particle might play in the pathogenesis of silicosis, and analogies have been drawn with the structure and biological action of other anionic macromolecules.

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