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Describe the normal action of the gland in hyperthyroidism?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Multiple organs...: The thyroid hormones secreted by the gland affects almost every system, including basal metabolism, skin, heart, brain, bowel. The thyroid gland is controlled by a part of the pituitary/hypothalamus gland in the brain in a feedback mechanism (as with all glands). Increased thyroid hormone can be associated with 'poppy' eyes, racy pulse, moist skin, perspiring, diarrhea. See prior answer.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012

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