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Definition of Argyria

Argyria: Silver poisoning, resulting in ashen, gray, discolored skin, and damage to other tissues of the body. Caused by long-term use of silver salts or other preparations containing silver.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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