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

A strong iodine solution.
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The relative activity of Bt[alpha]GTase was measured under standard conditions (50[degrees]C, pH 3.0) using Lugol's solution. The enzyme activity in the absence of metal ions was considered to be 100%.
Furthermore, the ATA guideline suggests that most patients with GD should receive KI, SSKI, or Lugol's solution before thyroidectomy because of its beneficial effects including decreases in thyroid blood flow, vascularity, and intraoperative blood loss during thyroidectomy [1].
However, in the fecal smear stained with Lugol's solution obtained from the refrigerated sample of the cat with chronic liquid diarrhea, several cysts and trophozoites of G.
Sample collection and laboratory procedures: Three stool samples were collected from each patient every second day, the samples were fixed in 10% formalin, and transported to the Military Institute of Medicine in Poland, where they were tested by light microscopy using the methods of direct smear in Lugol's solution, decantation in distilled water, and Fulleborn's flotation technique.8,9 Each of the samples collected from every patient was tested by means of all three methods.
Ten-millimeter aliquots of the captured material was preserved in Lugol's solution for microscopic observation and used to calculate the cells concentration, and the remainders of the samples were then filtered through Whatman GF/F filters and frozen (-20[degrees]C) until analysis.
The viable pollen grains stained with Lugol's solution assumed a brownish color, and those stained with TTC were stained a reddish color.
Biopsies were only performed after Lugol's staining was completed, and, after mucosal examination and biopsy, a volume of 20cc of a 0.5% sodium thiosulfate solution was instilled to remove Lugol's solution in order to reduce spasm and pain.
In contrast to standard white light esophagoscopy, which simply observes the macroscopic appearance of mucosal lesions without any enhancement, chromoendoscopy (Lugol's solution chromoendoscopy or methylene blue contact endoscopy) and "electronic chromoendoscopy" (autofluorescence or narrow-band imaging) enable detection of lesions that are not otherwise visible.
"Luis Razetti" Hospital, Barcelona, Anzoategui State, were diagnosed as microscopically positive for Entamoeba histolytica, when they were observed using wet preparations with 0.85% physiological saline solution and Lugol's solution. The physical characteristics of the samples such as: appearance, consistency, color, odor, pH, presence or absence of mucus, blood and/or adult worms, were noted as well as the signs and symptoms of the children at the time of the collection of the sample (fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, among others).
Phytoplankton were then collected and preserved by adding 0.7 mL of Lugol's solution to 100 mL of sample (Greenberg et al., 1992).
The two most useful stains can be purchased ready-to-use from Carolina Biological: toluidine blue O (available as a 1% aqueous solution) and Lugol's solution ([I.sub.2]KI).
To find which foods contain this sugar, you can add a few drops of Lugol's solution (the mystery element dissolved in water) to the snack.