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silver

 [sil´ver]
a chemical element, atomic number 47, atomic weight 107.870, symbol Ag. (See Appendix 6.) It is used in medicine for its caustic, astringent, and antiseptic effects. It is also used in dentistry in alloys, in soldering, and as cones to obliterate the root canal.
silver nitrate colorless or white crystals, used as a caustic and local antiinfective; an important use is in prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum.
silver protein silver made colloidal by the presence of, or combination with, protein; an active germicide with a local irritant and astringent effect.
silver sulfadiazine the silver derivative of sulfadiazine, having bactericidal activity against many gram-positive and gram-negative organisms, as well as being effective against yeasts; used as a topical antiinfective for the prevention and treatment of wound sepsis in patients with second and third degree burns.
toughened silver nitrate a mixture of silver nitrate with hydrochloric acid, sodium chloride, or potassium nitrate, occurring as white crystalline masses molded into pencils or cones; a convenient means of applying silver nitrate locally.

Sil·ver

(sil'vĕr),
Henry K., 20th-century U.S. pediatrician. See: Silver-Russell dwarfism, Silver-Russell syndrome.

sil·ver (Ag),

(sil'vĕr),
L. argentum; a metallic element, atomic no. 47, atomic wt. 107.8682. Many salts have clinical applications.
Synonym(s): argentum
[A.S. seolfor]

Silver

The title of the middle level of response—the others being Gold and Bronze—adopted by each of the emergency services (police, fire, ambulance, emergency medical) in the event of a major incident (disaster) in the UK, which is role, rather than rank, related. Silver responders are usually near the event, but not on site, and thus are protected from physical risk posed by the incident; they attend the scene, take charge and are responsible for formulating the tactics to be adopted by their service to achieve the strategy set by Gold. Silvers also get a “flash” vest, but a different colour. Like Gold, Silver should not become involved with activities close to the incident, but remain detached from them.

silver

Toxicology A metallic element–atomic number, 47; atomic weight, 107.9, which may be ingested as silver nitrate, an antiseptic for conjunctivitis in newborns, and skin infections in Pts with extensive burns, or due to industrial exposure Clinical–acute Pain and burning in mouth, vomiting, diarrhea, collapse, coma, death Clinical–chronic Blackened mucocutaneous surfaces

sil·ver

(Ag) (sil'vĕr)
L. argentum; a metallic element, atomic no. 47, atomic wt. 107.8682. Many salts have clinical applications.
[A.S. seolfor]

sil·ver

(sil'vĕr)
L. argentum; a metallic element; many salts have clinical applications; used in dental amalgams and gold alloys.
[A.S. seolfor]