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thyroid hormone

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A hormone, especially thyroxine or triiodothyronine, produced by the thyroid gland.
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Noun1.thyroid hormone - any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
endocrine, hormone, internal secretion - the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect
calcitonin, thyrocalcitonin - thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone
tetraiodothyronine, thyroxin, thyroxine, T - hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells; "thyroxine is 65% iodine"
liothyronine, triiodothyronine, T - thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer
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Current methods used for treating a hyperthyroid patient are anti-thyroid drugs to control the level of thyroid hormones and surgery or radioactive iodine to remove or destroy the thyroid gland.
These blood tests are further refined to evaluate the body's amount of T4 and T3, thyroid hormones that indicate hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
Thyroid-binding proteins (thyroxinbinding globulin, transthyretin, and albumin) bind almost all of the available thyroid hormones in serum.
6) Thyroid hormones influence zinc metabolism by affecting zinc absorption and excretion.
Thyroid glands are located in neck and produces thyroid hormones which control body metabolism.
A Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid syndrome is a condition where the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones.
The veterinarian took a blood test and came up with a surprising diagnosis to her owner: hyperthyroidism, or overproduction of thyroid hormones.
Proteins (albumin, pre albumin and thyroid binding globulin) produced by liver cells play an important role in metabolism and transport of thyroid hormones, therefore liver dysfunction is likely to disturb the transport of thyroid hormones resulting in disease.
It all boils down to the regulation of thyroid hormones in the body.
For an overactive thyroid, you may be given methimazole (Tapazole[R]), which blocks the production of thyroid hormones.
The team found that higher perchlorate levels were associated with lower levels of thyroid hormones.
From the 1[sup]st postoperative day, the patient showed fear of heat and sweating and used to wear thin clothes and disliked sleeping covered with quilt, and thyroid function test showed obviously raised thyroid hormones and thyroid globulin; however, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and TSH receptor antibodies (TRAbs) were normal [Supplementary Table 1].

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