Chapter 31

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  1. euthyroid
    referring to normal thyroid function
  2. hyperthyroidism
    • a condition characterized by excessive production of the thyroid hormone
    • sever form of this disorder is called thyrotoxicosis
  3. hypothyroidism
    a condition characterized by diminished production of the thyroid hormone
  4. thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
    • an endogenous substance secreted by the pituitary gland that controls the release of thyroid gland hormones and is necessary for the growth and function of the thyroid gland
    • as drug preparations, TSH increases the uptake of radioactive iodine in the thyroid and the secretion of thyroxine by the thyroid gland
  5. thyroxine (T4)
    principle thyroid hormone that influences the metabolic rate
  6. triiodothyronine (T3)
    a secondary thyroid hormone that also affects body metabolism
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Chapter 31
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