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Fluorosis

Fluorosis: Introduction

Fluorosis: Fluorosis is an excessive level of fluoride in the body. It may result from chronic inhalation of industrial dusts or gases ... more about Fluorosis.

Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride in the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Fluorosis is available below.

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Causes of Fluorosis

  • Excessive fluoride in tap water
  • Fluoride tablet overdose
  • Excessive swallowing of fluoride toothpaste
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Fluorosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Fluorosis

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Article Excerpts about Fluorosis

Fluorosis is an excessive level of fluoride in the body. It may result from chronic inhalation of industrial dusts or gases contaminated with fluorides, prolonged ingestion of water containing large amounts of fluorides, or accidental ingestion of fluoride-containing insecticides. The condition may lead to calcified spinal ligaments or softened bones and to degenerative conditions like spinal stenosis. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Spinal Stenosis: NIAMS)

Definitions of Fluorosis:

Inorganic salts of hydrofluoric acid, HF, in which the fluorine atom is in the -1 oxidation state. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed) Sodium and stannous salts are commonly used in dentifrices. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A pathological condition resulting for an excessive intake of fluorine (usually from drinking water) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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