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Russia's Energia Rocket and Space Corporation (aka S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia) is developing a new electric propulsion rocket engine operating on iodine, TASS reports.
Also, American food is highly fortified -- with vitamin D in milk, iodine in salt, B vitamins in flour, even calcium in some brands of orange juice.
Fish is high in many important nutrients, including high quality protein, iodine and various vitamins and minerals.
State health officials recommend disinfecting the bite site with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.
Alternatively, heavy WIMPs will interact almost exclusively with iodine atoms at low energies and very little with sodium.
The ingestion of red ochre, suggests Duarte, combined with consumption of seafood, boosted early humans’ supply of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and iodine as well as, potentially, iron and other nutrients essential for brain development.
Skin is then painted a muddy copper with Betadine iodine solution until a patient no longer looks human, more like a piece of meat.
The star received radioactive iodine therapy for the disease, which had spread to his lymph nodes.
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Iodine is a nonmetallic chemical element and the heaviest nonradioactive halogen. It is a very nearly black crystalline solid that can turn to a deep violet, irritating vapor. In nature it is never found uncombined, and occurs mostly in brines and seaweeds. Dietary iodine is essential for thyroid gland function, so table salt usually has potassium iodide added to prevent iodine deficiency. Elemental iodine is used in medicine, in synthesizing some organic chemicals, in manufacturing dyes, in analytical chemistry, and in photography. The radioactive isotope I-131, with an eight-day half-life, is very useful in medicine and other applications.
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: a chemical element that is used especially in medicine and photography
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