Definition of Fluorosis

1. Noun. A pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water).

Generic synonyms: Pathology



Definition of Fluorosis

1. Noun. (medicine) Any adverse condition due to an excess of fluoride. ¹

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Definition of Fluorosis

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Medical Definition of Fluorosis

1. A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterised by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. Excessive fluoride intake from drinking water with fluoride concentration more than 8 ppm (several cases in Spain), agricultural or industrial contamination (Texas, Arizona). Clinical features: mottling of teeth enamel. X-ray findings: thickening of bony trabecular pattern, best seen in vertebral bodies, progresses to dense uniform symmetrical sclerosis that obliterates bony architectural landmarks, marked periosteal proliferation, ligamentous calcification (especially sacrospinous, sacrotuberous ligaments) (20 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fluorosis

fluoropyrimidines
fluoroquinolone
fluoroquinolones
fluororoentgenography
fluoros
fluoroscope
fluoroscoped
fluoroscopes
fluoroscopic
fluoroscopies
fluoroscoping
fluoroscopist
fluoroscopists
fluoroscopy
fluoroses
fluorosis (current term)
fluorosugar
fluorosulfite
fluorosurfactant
fluorosurfactants
fluorotantalate
fluorotelomer
fluorotelomers
fluorothymidine
fluorothymidines
fluorotic
fluorouracil
fluorouracils
fluorouridine
fluorous

Literary usage of Fluorosis

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1. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by National Research Council (2006)
"ENAMEL fluorosis Fluoride has a great affinity for the developing enamel because tooth apatite crystals have the capacity to bind and integrate fluoride ion ..."

2. Review Of Fluoride: Benefits And Risks. Report Of The Ad Hoc Subcommittee On by DIANE Publishing Company (1992)
"Dean's fluorosis Index scores all teeth, but uses only the two most severely affected ... The TSIF and TF indices score fluorosis of all tooth surfaces, ..."

3. Toxicological Profile for Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine (F) (2001)
"Several different methods have been developed for quantifying dental fluorosis. Dean's index (Dean 1934) rates teeth as having class 0, no fluorosis; ..."

4. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"The augmentation of the toxicity of fluorosis in the chick by feeding ... Studies on fluorosis of sheep. II. The toxicity of water- borne fluoride for ..."

5. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Prevalence of dental caries and dental fluorosis in students, 11-17 years of ... Relation of sources of systemic fluoride to prevalence of dental fluorosis. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"... reprinted from a recent report on the epidemiology of fluorosis in Denmark (IJ ... fluorosis is documented with good references to pertinent literature. ..."

7. United Arab Emirates: A New Perspective by Ibrahim Abed, Peter Hellyer (2001)
"fluorosis (exaggerated bone formation at muscle and ligament attachments) ... Turning to the dental evidence, fluorosis is suggested by dental mottling in ..."

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