Definition of Argyria

1. Noun. (medicine) A condition caused by improper exposure to silver or its compounds, the most dramatic symptom being a bluish-grey discoloration of the skin. ¹



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Definition of Argyria

1. skin pigmentation [n -S]

Medical Definition of Argyria

1. Deposition of silver salts in the skin from excessive oral intake. Signs: permanent blue to bronze discolouration of the skin and mucosa that is darker in regions exposed to light. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Argyria

argutation
argutations
argute
argutely
arguteness
argutite
argy-bargied
argy-bargies
argy-bargy
argy-bargying
argyle
argyles
argyll
argylls
argyr-
argyria (current term)
argyrias
argyriasis
argyric
argyrin
argyrins
argyrism
argyrite
argyrites
argyro-
argyrodite
argyrodites
argyrol
argyrophil
argyrophilic

Literary usage of Argyria

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"argyria.—argyria is the term applied to the permanent discoloration of the ... In generalized argyria, the face and hands are the sites of predilection, ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1894)
"argyria FROM SILVER NITRATE. DR. ONODI, of Budapest, reports (Rev. de Lar., d'Otol., etc., 1894, No. ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1891)
"True or False argyria-—A remarkable case of supposed argyria was shown to the London Post-Graduate class by Mr. Jonathan Hutchinson. ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"According to Krahmer, the minimum amount which has produced argyria is 450 ... I have had a very marked case of argyria which was produced by the daily ..."

5. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"argyria. argyria is the term applied to the permanent bluish-gray or slate-colored pigmentation of the skin which follows the prolonged administration of ..."

6. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1914)
"O you, O you most fair, Ill argyria Swayer of reeds, whisperer Among the flowering rushes, You have hidden away your hands Beneath the poplar leaves; ..."

7. Ophthalmic review (1888)
"argyria of the conjunctiva, produced by the indiscreet application of nitrate ... It is vaguely mentioned in the handbooks that in argyria the tissues are ..."

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