argyrosis


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argyria

 [ahr-ji´re-ah]
poisoning by silver or its salts; chronic argyria is marked by a permanent ashen-gray discoloration of the skin, conjunctivae, and internal organs, and there is usually a slate blue “silver line” on the gingival margin. Argyria can result from either industrial or medicinal exposure.

ar·gyr·ia

, argyrosis (ahr-jirē-a, -jir-ōsis)
A slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues due to the deposit of silver, occurring after medicinal administration of a soluble silver salt.
[G. argyros, silver]

argyrosis 

The presence of silver in the deep corneal stroma or Descemet's membrane.

ar·gyr·ia

, argyrism , argyrosis (ahr-jirē-a, ahrjir-izm, -jir-ōsis)
A slate-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and deep tissues caused by deposits of insoluble albuminate of silver; occurs after a long period of medicinal administration of a soluble silver salt.
Synonym(s): silver poisoning.
[G. argyros, silver]

argyrosis (ärjirō´sis),

n a pathologic bluish-black pigmentation in a tissue resulting from the deposition of an insoluble albuminate of silver.

argyrosis

see argyria.