A 36-year-old member asked:
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is thyroid hormone the same as thyroxine?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes.
Answered on Apr 2, 2012
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Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
There are two major active thyroid hormones, T4 and T3. Thyroid hormone replacement medications include thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine (T3) or dessicated thyroid that contain both T4 and T3 (although not in the same percentages as are found in the human thyroids). The vast majority of people who need thyroid take thyroxine.
Apr 2, 2012

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