Iodine: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms


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Which of the following body parts is strongly dependent on the trace mineral iodine?

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1. Select the food that is NOT a source of iodine.

2. Iodine deficiency in a pregnant woman could result in _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to determine what iodine deficiency is in this quiz and worksheet combo. Questions assess your knowledge of related topics, such as a part of the human body that's dependent on iodine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested over your ability to:

  • Recall what foods you can get iodine from
  • Identity body parts that are dependent on iodine
  • Name an enlargement of the thyroid gland
  • Examine statements about iodine toxicity for accuracy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding iodine deficiency
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer a question about a condition caused by iodine deficiency in pregnant women
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about iodine in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the corresponding lesson called Iodine: Deficiency & Toxicity Symptoms. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Properties of iodized salt
  • Definition of iodine
  • Sources of iodine
  • Consequences of iodine deficiency
  • Risks of iodine toxicity