NCI Drug Dictionary
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iodine I 131
A radioactive isotope of iodine with an atomic mass of 131, a half life of eight days, and potential antineoplastic activity. Selectively accumulating in the thyroid gland, iodine I 131 emits beta and gamma particles, thereby killing thyroid cells and decreasing thyroid hormone production. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
|US brand name:||Iodotope|
|Foreign brand name:||Iodotrope|