potassium iodide


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potassium iodide

n.
A white crystalline compound, KI, used in photography and medicine, as an analytical reagent, and in table salt as a source of dietary iodine.
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Noun1.potassium iodide - a crystalline salt in organic synthesis and in making photographic emulsions and in iodized table salt
iodide - a salt or ester of hydriodic acid
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Individuals who are unsure if they should take potassium iodide should ask a health care provider.
The effect of environmental temperature and potassium iodide supplementation on the excretion of iodine by normal human subjects.
Potassium iodide can help protect the thyroid gland against harmful radioactive iodine if taken as directed during an emergency.
One of the most important ways to prepare for a nuclear power plant disaster is to have potassium iodide tablets.
If radioactive I-131 or Cs-137 were used in the dispersal device, potassium iodide or Prussian blue could be used to provide a measure of treatment.
Children played outside as the reactor burned, and potassium iodide tablets were not distributed.
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But urging the distribution of potassium iodide pills to everyone within 20 miles of a nuclear plant is not the right approach.
As consumers buy up stocks of potassium iodide in stores, multiple physicians' organizations and government health agencies issued statements advising U.
Along with the anti-radiation drug potassium iodide, scientists recommend a vitamin pill to plug any nutritional deficiencies in the Recommended Dietary Allowance, a standard established by the U.
127]I) iodide made from potassium iodide in a pH-8, 50 mM each mono and dibasic phosphate, buffer.
FEARS of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan have prompted a surge in US sales of potassium iodide.

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