[Morphofunctional characteristics of the thyroid gland after correction of iodine and bromine deficiency]

Probl Endokrinol (Mosk). 1978 Jul-Aug;24(4):81-6.
[Article in Russian]


Experiments were conducted on rats; morphofunctional changes of the thyroid gland in correction of iodine and bromine deficiency, depending on the regimen of the microelements administration in the course of a one-week cycle were studied. Daily administration of a one-week dose of iodine and bromine proved to be most effective in respect to the normalization of the morphofunctional condition of the thyroid gland in animals given iodine-deficient diet. The lowest thyroid gland weight, intensification of the synthetic processes in the thyrocytes, complete utilization of the thyroid gland iodine, and enrichment of the organism with trace elements were noted. Recommendations are given concerning the expediency of the change of regimen of iodine and bromine administration in group antigoiter prophylaxis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bromine / administration & dosage*
  • Diet
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Goiter / prevention & control*
  • Hyperplasia
  • Hypertrophy
  • Iodine / administration & dosage*
  • Iodine / deficiency
  • Male
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Rats
  • Thyroid Gland / pathology*
  • Thyroid Gland / physiopathology


  • Iodine
  • Bromine