[The effect of Mn2+ on thyroid iodine metabolism in rats].


Injection into rats of manganous chloride (2 mg/100 g) showed, after a 24-hr period, a marked depression of thyroidal 131I uptake. There is a decrease in serum T3 and T4 levels and an increase in I- level. These results demonstrate that the action of manganous ions is to block uptake of I- by the thyroid.