silver protein


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silver protein

n.
A colloidal preparation of silver oxide and a protein, such as gelatin, formerly used as an antibacterial agent.
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Noun1.silver protein - a colloid preparation of protein (albumin or gelatin) and silver oxide; used in aqueous solution as an antibacterial agent
colloid - a mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
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We report a case of dramatic and diffuse argyria secondary to ingestion of colloidal silver protein over a 1-year period.
Without excavation of soft dentin, silver diamine fluoride reacts with protein in the dentinal tissue and deposits a layer of silver protein that resists acids produced by bacteria and promotes the formation of hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite.
Note that it's important to be careful when purchasing colloidal silver because some products that are actually ionic silver or silver protein misrepresent themselves as colloidal silver.