potassium iodide

noun

Definition of potassium iodide

  1. :  a crystalline salt KI that is very soluble in water and is used medically chiefly in the treatment of hyperthyroidism, to block thyroidal uptake of radioactive iodine, and as an expectorant

First Known Use of potassium iodide

1851


Medical Dictionary

potassium iodide

noun

Medical Definition of potassium iodide

  1. :  a crystalline salt KI that is very soluble in water and is used medically chiefly in the treatment of hyperthyroidism, to block thyroidal uptake of radioactive iodine, and as an expectorant


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