iodine I 125

Definition / meaning of iodine I 125

A radioactive isotope of iodine, a nonmetallic element of the halogen group. With a half-life of 60 days, iodine 125 occurs naturally and can be produced artificially. This agent has both therapeutic and diagnostic uses, particularly in thyroid disease.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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