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talc

 [talk]
a native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes with a small amount of aluminum silicate; used as a dusting powder. The inhalation of talc is associated with a wide variety of respiratory disorders.

talc

(talk),
Native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes containing small proportions of aluminum silicate, purified by boiling powdered talc with hydrochloric acid in water; used in pharmacy as a filter aid, as a dusting powder, and in cosmetic preparations.
[Ar. talq]

talc

(talk) a native hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes with a small amount of aluminum silicate; in purified form, used as a dusting powder and pharmaceutic aid.

talc

[talk]
Etymology: Ar, talq
a native, hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes containing a small proportion of aluminum silicate, used as a dusting powder and adsorbent in clarifying liquids. Also called talcum.

talc

 A dry lubricant used in products that may contact mucocutaneous surfaces–eg, condoms, dental dams, and non-surgical latex gloves; talc was banned from surgical gloves in 1991 by the FDA

talc

(talk)
Native hydrous magnesium silicate used in pharmacy as a filter aid, as a dusting powder, and in cosmetic preparations. Also called talcum.
[Ar. talq]

talc

a naturally occurring hydrous magnesium silicate, sometimes with a small amount of aluminum silicate; used as a dusting powder. Called also talcum.

talc granulomatous peritonitis
talc, or starch, spilled in the peritoneal cavity provokes the development of granuloma by e.g. the serous membrane.
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A frequent misperception is that Johnson's Baby Powder contains talc made with asbestos, a substance classified as cancer-causing," it says.
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The third trial related to claims by Deborah Giannecchini, who used Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for feminine hygiene for more than four decades until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer three years ago.
Tesco claim that parents shopping for a typical basket of 12 baby products, including Johnson's Baby Powder and Farley's rusks, could save 11 per cent in their stores compared with Boots.
And if you believe that, you'll believe all the white stains on Kerry Katona's sink were caused by Johnson's baby powder.
Not like when you fly to far-off foreign lands where they rip your luggage to pieces and confiscate your Johnson's baby powder.