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fluo·ro·sis

 (flo͝o-rō′sĭs, flô-, flō-)
n.
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.

fluorosis

(flʊəˈrəʊsɪs)
n
(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

fluo•ro•sis

(flʊˈroʊ sɪs, flɔ-, floʊ-)

n.
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.
[1925–30]
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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
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fluor·o·sis

n. fluorosis, exceso de absorción de flúor.
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The incidence of fluorosis at 5 years was similar between the group taking fluoride supplements (tablets) during the last 6 months of pregnancy and the placebo group.
Based on the fact that excessive exposure to fluoride causes dental fluorosis and lower amount makes toothpaste ineffective against dental caries, so the amount of fluoride in the toothpaste must be regulated.
Tenders are invited for THE SUPPLY OF MOBILITY AIDS AND INSTALLATION OF PHYSIOTHERAPY GOODS/EQUIPMENT UNDER NATIONAL PRECVENTION AND CONTROL OF FLUOROSIS PROGRAMME, CHICKBALLAPUR DIST.
Endemic fluorosis resulting from high fluoride concentration in groundwater is a public health problem in India.
Dental fluorosis which manifests as discolouration of teeth and skeletal fluorosis which are endemic are most early biomarkers of fluoride toxicity.
4) Ademas de las consecuencias esteticas y funcionales, un estudio in vitro realizado en la Unidad de Investigacion en Caries (UNICA), sobre dientes extraidos con fluorosis moderada provenientes de pacientes colombianos, sugiere que la porosidad del esmalte con fluorosis lo hace mas susceptible a la desmoralizacion.
Disruption of normal enamel formation is stated (in the 1997 report) not to be "of Public Health Significance" if the F concentration in drinking water is below 2mg/liter (2ppm), and reports of disfiguring dental fluorosis with staining and pitting of the enamel in areas with 1C.
Asi pues, el agua con altas concentraciones de fluor puede llegar a convertirse en un factor perjudicial, que favorece la aparicion de fluorosis dental en la poblacion; especialmente, combinada con el consumo de otros productos fluorados (2).
This article presents the stages of esthetic rehabilitation of a patient with severe fluorosis including direct Laminte (composite) veneering for mandibular anterior teeth and indirect Laminate (ceramic) veneering for maxillary anterior teeth.
Studies have shown that excessive ingestion of fluoride by children during their teethforming years causes dental fluorosis, an irregular mineralization of the tooth enamel marked by white spots,' explained one brand on its website.
It has been shown over and over again that there are no physical benefits for anyone from fluoride and since some of us suffer from the somewhat debilitating ailment, fluorosis, we are constantly having problems.
Gupta and Ayoob apply the principles and methods of environmental engineering to the geo-genic pollution of drinking water with fluoride They cover a global perspective on fluoride in drinking water, a scenario of fluoride pollution, dental fluorosis, skeletal fluorosis, stress effects of fluoride on humans, fluoride in the environment and its toxicological effects, an overview of defluoridation techniques, and a case study of the adsorptive removal of fluoride.