iodin :

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  • 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)

  • TREATMENT: radioactive iodine, phosphorus and gold are effective in half a dozen diseases, though in no more.
  • The established theory is that goiter is due to lack of iodine in food drink.
  • In some places iodine is found in natural salt deposits as an "impurity.

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