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Title:

Use of Potassium Iodide (KI) in a Nuclear Emergency

Authors:
Amesh A. Adalja
Date posted:
December 01, 2011
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Biosecur Bioterror 2011;9(4):405-407

Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI:
10.1089/bsp.2011.1026
Availability:
Open access
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Introduction:

Iodine is a natural element that is essential for life. Its principal function is as a component of the thyroid hormones that regulate metabolism and are made by the thyroid gland. Normally, iodine from food is absorbed into the blood through the intestine and then extracted by the thyroid gland and concentrated there for use in hormone production.

 

 

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