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iodine-131
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<radiobiology> A radioactive iodine isotope, 364 keV peak beta and gamma emitter with a half-life of 8 days.

It is used as a tracer in thyroid studies, as therapy in hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, and heart disease, and as a label in immunoassay and imaging.

Abbreviation: 131I

(22 Sep 2002)

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