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the S=C=N− anion or a salt or ester containing this ion. Thiocyanate is produced in the metabolism of cysteine and detoxification of cyanide and is excreted in the urine.
A salt of thiocyanic acid.
thiocyanate/thio·cy·a·nate/ (-si´ah-nāt) a salt analogous in composition to a cyanate, but containing sulfur instead of oxygen.
thiocyanateS=C=N– Toxicology A salt of thiocyanic acid that is a breakdown product of cyanide, which is ↑ in smokers, Pts receiving nitroprusside, and victims of smoke inhalation. See Cyanide.
a salt analogous in composition to a cyanate, but containing sulfur instead of oxygen and relatively nontoxic. It is one of the compounds produced in the body as a detoxicating mechanism. Continued ingestion can cause goiter.