iodophthalein

noun
io·​do·​phtha·​lein | \ ī-ˌōd-ə-ˈthal-ē-ən How to pronounce iodophthalein (audio) , ī-ˈäd- How to pronounce iodophthalein (audio) , -ˈthal-ˌēn How to pronounce iodophthalein (audio) , -ˈthāl- \

Medical Definition of iodophthalein

: a derivative of phenolphthalein or its soluble blue-violet crystalline disodium salt C20H8I4Na2O4 used to render the gallbladder opaque to X-rays and formerly to treat typhoid carriers

called also tetraiodophenolphthalein

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“Iodophthalein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/iodophthalein. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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