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talc

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

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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