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 (flo͝o-rō′sĭs, flô-, flō-)
An abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorine, as from fluoridated drinking water, characterized chiefly by mottling of the teeth.

fluo·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj.


(Pathology) fluoride poisoning, due to ingestion of too much fluoride in drinking water over a long period or to ingestion of pesticides containing fluoride salts. Chronic fluorosis results in mottling of the teeth of children


(flʊˈroʊ sɪs, flɔ-, floʊ-)

1. an abnormal condition caused by excessive intake of fluorides, characterized in children by discoloration and pitting of the teeth and in adults by pathological bone changes.
2. Also called mottled enamel. the changes in tooth enamel symptomatic of fluorosis.
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Noun1.fluorosis - a pathological condition resulting from an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water)
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n. fluorosis, exceso de absorción de flúor.
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5mg/l result in Fluorosis causing pitting of tooth enamel and deposits in bones.
It led to her developing skeletal fluorosis - a bone disease caused by consuming too much of the mineral fluoride.
The researchers suspected the woman had skeletal fluorosis, a bone disease caused by consuming too much fluoride (a mineral found in tea as well as drinking water).
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The Indian company plans to build an integrated unit for extracting and transforming fluorosis acid, a key ingredient for making steel as well as optical flint, especially extra low dispersion lenses used for cameras and telescopes, said the company's Director General Dinesh Sardana.
According to the nonprofit Environmental Working Group (EWG), overexposure to fluoride can be toxic, causing dental fluorosis (mottling and loss of tooth enamel) and skeletal fluorosis (joint pain, stiffness and bone fractures).
Citing an epidemic of tooth-staining dental fluorosis that now affects an estimated 41 percent of American children from ages 12 to 15, the DHHS recommended cutting the maximum allowable fluoride in water nearly in half--from 1.
However, if the amount of daily fluoride consumption exceeds the security threshold for a long time, chronic fluoride poisoning may occur and it is called as fluorosis.
According to experts, the yellow stains on their teeth and the accompanying unbearable pain are clear signs that fluorosis is tightening its grip on the area.
High mortality rates among Iceland's livestock are thought to have been caused by high levels of fluoride in volcanic ash, with animals suffering from fluorosis.
The decision of what fluoride levels to use for children under 6 years should be balanced with the risk of fluorosis.
Given the patient's history of well-water and instant-tea consumption, radiographic findings, and increased plasma fluoride, the diagnosis of skeletal fluorosis was given.