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Determination of urinary iodine, a diagnostic criterion of iodine deficiency –

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţele pământului şi planetare + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Carmen Hura, L. Rusu, BA Hura

Editorial: De Philippe Collery,Peter Bratter,Virginia Negretti De Bratter,Lylia Khassanova, Editions John Libbey Eurotext , ISBN 2742002146: 978 - 27420 02146, , Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine, vol.5, p.544 -548, 1998.


Iodine deficiency is a major public health problem, the most important cause of mental deficiency in the world. Iodine constitutes an essential factor in the synthesis of thyroid hormones which play a decisive role in cell metabolism, in the growth and development, especially of the brain.
The aim of this paper was proved to be efficient, worning about iodine deficiency and IDD in Eastern Romania area, as well as, about the necessity of a national strategy concerning both the revival and the extention of iodine prophylaxis. During 1996 -1997, the iodine concentration was determined in spot urine samples from school children, adults and old men, in the Iasi town.

Cuvinte cheie: iodine, urinary iodine, school children