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Thyroid gland

thyroid gland

A butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the neck that is found on both sides of the trachea windpipe). It secretes the hormone thyroxine which controls the rate of metabolism. Located near the base of the neck.A gland found in the endocrine system found in the neck. The gland is responsible for producing thyroxine, which is involved in the control of BMR, basal metabolic rate.


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... (reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood) b. An overactive thyroid gland (increases the metabolic demand by the tissues.) c. Stenosis of the mitral valve (causes ...

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Help please

... a better answer for the iodine question To prevent getting  an enlarged thyroid gland, or goitre,  And also to prevent symptoms such as dry skin, hair loss, fatigue and slowed ...

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by Olympic
Sat Aug 11, 2012 5:25 pm
 
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... are babies tested for thyroxine levels?  To measure the blood levels of thyroid hormone (T4) and TSH Why take extra iodine in the diet? Adequate levels of iodine ensure the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Your thyroid regulates your metabolism. 

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Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am
 
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