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n. Abbr. T3
An iodine-containing hormone, C15H12I3NO4, produced by the thyroid gland and similar to but more potent than thyroxine. A synthetic form (liothyronine) is used in the treatment of hypothyroidism.
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(Biochemistry) an amino acid hormone that contains iodine and is secreted by the thyroid gland with thyroxine, to which it has a similar action. Formula: C15H12I3NO4
[C20: from tri- + iodo- + thyro- + -ine2]
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tri•i•o•do•thy•ro•nine(ˌtraɪ aɪˌoʊ doʊˈθaɪ rəˌnin, -aɪˌɒd oʊ-)
a thyroid hormone, C15H12I3NO4, similar to thyroxine but more potent: preparations of it used in treating hypothyroidism.
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|Noun||1.||triiodothyronine - 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|
thyroid hormone - any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically
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