Definitions for "Argyria"
The word is derived from the Latin "argentum" meaning silver. Refers to a black discoloration of the skin caused by silver from jewlery being absorbed into the skin in healing piercings. Silver jewelry should never be used in healing piercings, only in healed piercings.
Pathological condition characterized by grey-bluish or black pigmentation of tissues (such as skin, retina, mucous membranes, internal organs) caused by the accumulation of metallic silver, due to reduction of a silver compound which has entered the organism during (prolonged) administration or exposure. SN argyrosis.
local or generalized gray-blue colored impregnation of body tissue with silver.