argyria

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argyria

[är′jir·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A dusky-gray or bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes produced by the prolonged administration or application of silver preparations.
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Staud, "Clinical spectroscopy: seventy cases of generalized argyrosis following organic and colloidal silver medication, including a biospectrometric analysis of ten cases," Journal of the American Medical Association, vol.
Drake and Hazelwood, in their review of the exposure-related health effects of silver and silver compounds, note, "Besides argyria and argyrosis, exposure to soluble silver compounds may produce other toxic effects, including liver and kidney damage, irritation of the eyes, skin, respiratory, and intestinal tract, and changes in blood cells." (18) They also state, "Silver in any form is not thought to be toxic to the immune, cardiovascular, nervous, or reproductive systems and is not considered carcinogenic.'' (18)