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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

argyrosis 

The presence of silver in the deep corneal stroma or Descemet's membrane.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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