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Definition: exposure to excessive amounts of fluorine or its compounds; may occur as a result of accidental ingestion of fluoride-containing pesticides, inhalation of dusts or gases containing fluoride, or prolonged ingestion of water containing large amounts of fluorides; characterized by combined osteosclerosis and osteomalacia and mottled enamel of the teeth when exposure occurs during enamel formation.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): fluorosis

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