Iodide I-123

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Scientific Name: Iodide I-123
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Mechanism Of Action Sodium Iodide I-123 is a radioactive isotope of iodine used in nuclear medicine for the diagnostic study of thyroid disease. Following oral administration, I-123 is absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract and is taken up by the thyroid gland. After incorporation, a gamma camera is used to detect the decay by electron capture to tellurium-123. Iodine is commonly used in thyroid function diagnostic tests as this gland normally absorbs iodine through the diet for formation of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and its prohormone, thyroxine (T4) .
Description of the Drug: Iodide I-123 is a radiopharmaceutical diagnostic agent used for the evaluation of the thyroid function and/or morphology.
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Source: DrugBank Online – Retrieved 2023-01-23 from