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Noun1.iodocompound - a compound containing the covalent iodine radical
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
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Other possible mechanisms are the inhibitory effect of high iodide concentration on thyroid peroxidase (TPO) function and the formation of organic iodocompounds called iodohexadecanal within the thyroid gland [9].
It has been suggested that [I.sub.2], the molecular form of ionic iodide, is highly reactive with protein, lipids, and nucleic acids and that generation of iodocompounds may disrupt cellular membrane functions, increase reactive oxygen species, and cause programmed cell death in thyroid cells.