thyroid hormone

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thyroid hormone

n.
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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Triiodotyronine (T3) mediated toxicity and induction of apoptosis in insulin producing INS-1 cells.
Bilirubin 18.2/1.02 mg/dL Na/K 138/3.6 meq/dL Thyroid function tests Total T3 0.7 ng/mL Total T4 11.5 [micro]g/dL fT3 1.78 pg/mL fT4 1.3 ng/dL TSH 74.2 [micro]IU/mL ALT: alanine aminotransferase; AST: aspartate aminotransferase; D bilirubin: direct bilirubin; fT3: free T3; fT4: free T4; MCV: mean corpusculer volume; T Bilirubin: total bilirubin; T3: triiodotyronine; T4: tyroxine; TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone
However, it has been reported that evaporative cooling in heat stressed lactating cows did not increase plasma triiodotyronine ([T.sub.3]), thyroxine ([T.sub.4]) and growth hormone concentrations but milk component yields increased due to increases in circulating blood volume in association with an increase in feed intake (Chaiyabutr et al., 2008).