Protein-Bound Iodine in Serum of Rats Breathing 99 Percent Oxygen

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Science  07 Aug 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3632, pp. 601-602
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3632.601


Exposure of rats to 99 percent oxygen for 24 to 72 hours resulted in a significant fall in protein-bound iodine in serum. The fall was most prominent in the group treated for 72 hours and was not, however, associated with any detectable microscopic changes in thyroid structure.