potassium iodide

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potassium iodide

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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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Fleming still holds rights to produce and market ThyroShield, one of the two potassium iodide medicines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in nuclear emergencies to block the thyroid gland from absorbing radioactive iodine to prevent thyroid cancer.
Fleming has retained rights to manufacture and market ThyroShield, one of two FDA-approved potassium iodide medicines used in nuclear emergencies to block the absorption of radioactive iodine to avoid thyroid cancer.
THYROSHIELD Potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a thyroid blocking medicine to be used in a radiation emergency only.