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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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Talc-related acute interstitial pneumonitis with respiratory distress is a rare complication following talc pleurodesis requires intensive treatment and it is associated with a high mortality rate.
Talc is a mineral, produced by the mining of talc rocks and then processed by crushing, drying and milling.
The appearance fits with a form of silicate pneumoconiosis, most likely of the type due to talc, although mica and kaolin can cause a similar appearance.
Talc is used in the manufacture of paper, polymers, paint, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, ceramics, foodstuffs and fertilizer, among other things.
Following the introduction of export quotas, the average value of all forms of Chinese talc exports increased from US$82/t in 1996 to US$109/t in 2001 and US$121/t in 2002.
A more ominous series of studies linked talc to ovarian carcinoma; talc was observed in a number of ovarian and uterine tumors as well as in normal ovarian tissue.
Reportedly, Tulikivi's mining concession in Suomussalmi has talc deposits that are believed to be suitable for talc production.
Louis, reportedly said, adding that a warning label should have been placed on talc containers to let consumers know about the risks.
In this regard, the ACSB has advised that talc is allowed to be used in cosmetic products with the current requirements on the product labeling," it added.
Henry Bolarinwa commended the state government for the laudable exploration exercise, saying that the Talc field exploration will enhance the renewal of the Oyo State Mineral licence.