iodine iodine  /ˈaɪ ə ˌdaɪn/

Definition(s):

  1. (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)
  2. (n) a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The established theory is that goiter is due to lack of iodine in food drink.
  2. Iodine in large doses is deadly, in small doses, beneficial.
  3. When he was given radioactive iodine, the radioactive atoms hunted down the cancer cells like ferrets.

News

  1. Iodine deficiency the most preventable cause of brain damage

    ADELAIDE, Australia, June 19 (UPI) -- Iodized salt in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children in Australia, researchers say.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women

    Iodized salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children, new research shows.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

    Title: Iodine Supplements May Be Too Much of a Good Thing Category: Health News Created: 6/12/2013 2:35:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com

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Quotes

  1. "Mild to moderate iodine deficiency can result in children having learning difficulties and can affect the development of motor skills and hearing. In extreme cases it can result in severe intellectual disability," Senator McLucas said.
    on Oct 15, 2008 By: Jan McLucas Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "After twenty years, there can be no excuse for further delay," said UNICEF Regional Ambassador chess Grand Master Anatoly Karpov. "Universal salt iodization is the most effective way to ensure that every child gets enough iodine. It is also...
    on Apr 19, 2006 By: Anatoly Karpov Source: UN News Centre

  3. "It's fairly minor, just at a bad time," said Mandella. "It's very tender. We can't run him. We just soaked it and are doing it up in a medicinal poultice. We will treat it with a solution of iodine tomorrow. He might miss a week or two of...
    on Oct 28, 2005 By: Richard Mandella Source: BloodHorse

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