Lugol's solution


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Lugol's solution

 [loo-golz´]
a solution of iodine with potassium iodide, used as a source of iodine in preparation for thyroid surgery and in various staining methods.

Lugol's solution

Etymology: Jean G.A. Lugol, French physician, 1786-1851; L, solutus, unbound
an aqueous solution of iodine (5%) and potassium iodide (10%) that paradoxically suppresses thyroid function, used in preparation for thyroidectomy and during treatment of thyrotoxic crisis.

Lugol's solution

A strong iodine solution.
Mentioned in: Adrenal Gland Scan

inversion

turning inward

Lugol's solution

strong iodine solution, each 100 ml containing 4.5 to 5.5 g of iodine and 9.5 to 10.5 g of potassium iodide; a source of iodine.
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Given all of this information about breast cancer and some epidemiologic evidence relating to higher incidence of prostate and thyroid cancer in iodine insufficient areas, it seems reasonable to consider that suboptimal iodine levels may play a role in many if not all cancers, and that Gerson was correct in giving all of his cancer patients iodine as Lugol's solution.
Or mix a large drop of honey with a drop of Lugol's solution and apply a coverslip.
Lugol's solution has come under some stricter regulations recently.
After decanting the supernatant liquid, a drop of the specimen was applied onto a glass slide, was stained with Lugol's solution and examined microscopically.
The guidelines also state that the use of Lugol's solution "may improve the endoscopic visualization of high-grade dysplasia and early squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus, and thus may be considered [for use] in high-risk patient populations.
5, 65, and 130 mg amounts), SSKI (19-50 mg of iodide per drop), Lugol's solution (6.
These lesions usually are not acetowhite and are identified only after the application of Lugol's solution, he said.