argyria


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argyria

(ɑːˈdʒɪrɪə)
n
discoloration of the skin caused by exposure to silver

argyrism, argyria

a poisoning by silver or salts of silver, causing the skin to become ashy gray.
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Argyria or argyosis is a condition caused by excessive exposure to chemical compounds of the element silver, or to silver dust.
com/article/1069121-overview) argyria , a condition where silver collects in the body and does not dissipate.
Argyria has been reported when silver exposure to the body in any form (i.
With higher doses or prolonged use, it can accumulate in organs and under the skin, a condition called argyria (roughly translated as silver sickness).
Argyria, a condition caused by exposure to chemical forms of silver, causes the skin to become blue or grayish as a result of accumulation of silver in the body over time.
It's possible the supplement could actually harm your health if taken over many years, because long term use can result in an irreversible condition called argyria, in which silver salts build up in the skin (giving it a grayish cast), eyes, and internal organs.
Silver does have some anti-microbial actions, but not only is there no clinical evidence of an efficacy for these serious indications, products have been shown to contain widely variable amounts of silver and can cause argyria - dangerous and untreatable silver poisoning," Stuff.
Argyria is a condition that usually manifests as an accumulation of Ag, primarily in the form of silver sulfides ([Ag.