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iodine

 (I) [i´o-dīn]
a chemical element, atomic number 53, atomic weight 126.904. (See Appendix 6.) Iodine is essential in nutrition, being especially prevalent in the colloid of the thyroid gland. It is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism and as a topical antiseptic. Iodine is a frequent cause of poisoning (see iodism). Deficiency of iodine causes goiter. Since iodine salts are opaque to x-rays, they can be combined with other compounds and used as contrast media in diagnostic x-ray examinations of the gallbladder and kidneys.
iodine 123 a radioactive isotope of iodine having a half-life of 13.2 hours and emitting gamma rays and x-rays. It is used in diagnostic imaging and as radiation sources in radiation therapy. Symbol 123I.
iodine 125 a radioisotope of iodine having a half-life of 60.14 days and emitting gamma rays; used as a label in radioimmunoassays and other in vitro tests, and also for thyroid imaging. Symbol 125I.
iodine 131 a radioactive isotope of iodine having a half-life of 8.04 days and emitting beta particles and gamma rays. It is used as a tracer in diagnostic imaging and as a radiation source in radiation therapy. Symbol 131I.
protein-bound iodine a test of thyroid function; see also protein-bound iodine test.
radioactive iodine radioiodine.
iodine solution a transparent, reddish brown liquid, each 100 ml of which contains 1.8 to 2.2 g of iodine and 2.1 to 2.6 g of sodium iodide; a local antiinfective agent.
strong iodine solution Lugol's solution.

iodine solution

A solution of iodine or potassium iodine used as a source of iodine.
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S = Volume of iodine solution required for the sample experiment
If you substitute a different paper, check it first to be sure it turns blue-black when painted with the iodine solution. The lemon slices or wedges need to be fresh.
For manufacturers piping iodine disinfectant from one processing point to another, the findings suggest that free-floating bits of biofilm that break off during production remain impenetrable and can foul the iodine solution itself, Anderson warns.
A 200 [micro]L aliquot of the blue-black iodine solution was then added to each serum sample in the plastic plate and mixed uniformly by shaking.
It was found that in the present system of iodine adsorption on nylon from iodine solution in acetone, plot of 1/r against 1/[[I.sub.2]] is not linear initially (fig.
Studies have shown, however, that the available iodine in Gram's iodine solution is rapidly lost, resulting in overdecolorization of organisms.
The site was shaved and painted with Povidone iodine solution.
Consequently, the accidental ingestion of PVP iodine solution is much less hazardous that from equal amounts of available iodine solutions.
Farmers should keep all lambing equipment as clean as possible, wash their hands or wear disposable gloves when helping ewes, make sure lambing areas are well bedded and disinfect them between ewes, and treat lamb navels with a strong alcohol-based iodine solution."
When a drop of iodine solution is placed on a vitamin C tablet, the brown colour quickly fades.
The cotton tip buds were soaked with normal saline, Povidone iodine solution, Hydrogen peroxide in heavily purulent condition and in others with Ambiflush (a) ear cleaner.
One-Step Prep is a self-contained, povidone iodine solution delivered in a ready-to-use sterile applicator.