radioprotective drugs

radioprotective drugs

[-prətek′tiv]
Etymology: L, radiare, to emit rays, protegere, to cover; Fr, drogue
pharmaceuticals that protect the body against ionizing radiation. An example is Lugol's solution, an aqueous solution of iodine used to supply iodine internally, thereby blocking the uptake of radioactive iodine.
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2] Reduction of free radical damage is one of the mechanisms by which radioprotective drugs are thought to work.