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potas·si·um io·dide

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  1. potassium iodidenoun

    a crystalline salt in organic synthesis and in making photographic emulsions and in iodized table salt


  1. potassium iodidenoun

    a salt, KI, formally derived from potassium hydroxide and hydriodic acid, used as an analytical reagent, in organic synthesis, and in the preparation of photosensitive emulsions and as a radioprotector to protect the thyroid.


  1. Potassium iodide

    Potassium iodide is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula KI. This white salt is the most commercially significant iodide compound, with approximately 37,000 tons produced in 1985. It is less hygroscopic than sodium iodide, making it easier to work with. Aged and impure samples are yellow because of aerial oxidation of the salt to potassium oxide and elemental iodine. Potassium iodide is medicinally supplied in 130 mg tablets for emergency purposes related to blockade of radioiodine uptake, a common form of radiation poisoning due to environmental contamination by the short-lived fission product iodine-135. Potassium iodide may also be administered pharmaceutically for thyroid storm or as an expectorant, as a "saturated solution of potassium iodide" which in the U.S.P. generic formulation contains 1000 mg of KI per mL of solution. This represents 333 mg KI and about 250 mg iodide in a typical adult dose of 5 drops, assumed to be ⅓ mL. Because SSKI is a viscous liquid, it is normally assumed to contain 15 drops/milliliter, not 20 drops/milliliter as is often assumed for water. Thus, each drop of U.S.P. SSKI is assumed to contain about 50 mg iodine as iodide, I -. Thus, two drops of U.S.P. SSKI solution is equivalent to one 130 mg KI tablet.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Potassium Iodide

    An inorganic compound that is used as a source of iodine in thyrotoxic crisis and in the preparation of thyrotoxic patients for thyroidectomy. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potassium iodide in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

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    The numerical value of potassium iodide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    In the presence of potassium iodide, hydrogen peroxide decomposes almost immediately.

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