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Synonyms for iodine

1. iodine (n.)

a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks)

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2. iodine-131 (n.)

heavy radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 8 days; used in a sodium salt to diagnose thyroid disease and to treat goiter

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3. iodine-125 (n.)

light radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 60 days; used as a tracer in thyroid studies and as a treatment for hyperthyroidism

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4. radioactive iodine uptake test (n.)

radioactive iodine test that measures the amount of radioactive iodine taken up by the thyroid gland

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5. radioactive iodine test (n.)

test of thyroid function in which the patient is given an oral dose of radioactive iodine-131

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6. radioactive iodine excretion test (n.)

radioactive iodine test that measures the amount of radioactive iodine excreted in the urine

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7. tincture of iodine (n.)

a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic

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