polyvinyl chloride

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polyvinyl chloride

 
a tasteless, odorless, clear hard resin with many industrial uses, including as packaging, clothing, and insulation of pipes and wires. Workers in its manufacture are at risk primarily because of the toxicity of its parent compound, vinyl chloride. Excessive inhalation of its dust can cause pneumoconiosis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pol·y·vi·nyl chlo·ride (PVC),

(pol'ē-vī'nil klōr'īd),
A polymer plastic used as a rubber substitute in many industrial applications; suspected of being carcinogenic in humans.
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polyvinyl chloride

PVC  Toxicology A toxin that causes interstitial lung disease due to bis(2)-ethyhexylphthalate–DEHP, an agent for 'plasticizing' vinyl chloride polymers, with narcotic effects, and causes acroosteolysis, hepatitis, soft-tissue changes, Raynaud phenomena, hepatic hemangiosarcoma–with as little as 250 ppm, brain tumors, poorly differentiated large cell CAs and adenoCA of lungs. Cf PCB, Plasticizer, Toxic dump.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pol·y·vi·nyl chlo·ride

(PVC) (pol'ē-vī'nil klōr'īd)
A polymer plastic used as a rubber substitute in many industrial applications; suspected of being carcinogenic in humans.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pol·y·vi·nyl chlo·ride

(pol'ē-vī'nil klōr'īd)
Polymer plastic used as rubber substitute in many industrial applications; suspected of being carcinogenic.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012