Slideshows Images Quizzes

Copyright © 2018 by RxList Inc. RxList does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See additional information.

Definition of Silver

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

Silver: Is noted in the periodic table as Ag with an atomic number 47. It is a precious metal used in jewelry, dental fillings, silverware and other consumer goods. A metal used in some medications and in many "natural" remedies. Silver has antibiotic properties. However, overuse of silver, or use of products containing silver by people with certain health conditions, can result in silver poisoning (argyria).

See also argyria.

SLIDESHOW

Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack See Slideshow
Reviewed on 9/7/2018

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors