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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.
A strong iodine solution.
Mentioned in: Adrenal Gland Scan
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.