Iodine 127 | definition of iodine 127 by Medical dictionary
i·o·dine 127 (ī'ō-dīn),
Stable, nonradioactive iodine, the most abundant iodide isotope found in nature; dietary deficiency causes simple goiter; used to block thyroid uptake of radioactive iodine released from nuclear accidents.
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There are two forms of iodine: iodine 127
(safe, natural dietary iodine) and iodine 131 (a harmful radioactive by-product of nuclear energy).