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Definition: 'Iodine 125'

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iodine 125

Type: Term

Pronunciation: ī′ō-dīn

Definitions:
1. a radioisotope of iodine with decay by K capture (internal conversion) and a half-life of 59.4 days; used as a label in immunoassay and in imaging; formerly used as a tracer in thyroid studies and as a label in imaging.



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