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What Stimulates The Thyroid Gland To Produce More Hormones
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
Hormones: A tropic hormone is a hormone secreted by one gland and then stimulates another gland; for example, the pituitary makes TSH, which targets the thyroid and causes the thyroid to make T4 and T3 (liothyronine). The thyroid hormones (T4, T3 (liothyronine)) target other organs (heart, CNS, GI, etc), but not really other glands, so are not really tropic hormones. ...Read more
Thyroid gland: A normal thyroid gland will help you maintain good health. The thyroid gland is controlled by the pituitary that makes TSH -thyroid stimulating hormone - and that in turn controls production of thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3 (liothyronine)). The concentration of T4 is several fold the concentration of T3 (liothyronine). These hormones essentially contribute to your well-being. There is good information on the web. ...Read more
Makes thyroid hormon: Hi. As the name implies, the thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone (actually secretes two: about 90% T4 and 10% T3). T4 (aka l-thyroxine, Synthroid, etc) is converted in the non-thyroid tissues to T3 (aka Cytomel, liothyronine), the hormonally active form. Take your thyroid hormone...the easiest, most perfectly treated endocrine disease! Good luck! ...Read more
If you have a "leaky" thyroid gland, will a partial thyroidectomy decrease the amount of hormone in your system?
No: The rest of the thyroid will compensate. ...Read more
I know that the thyroid gland has a lot to do with hormones in the body. Can having an abortion trigger an under or over active thyroid?
It is an endocrine gland which produces thyroxin hormone which controls the metabolism in every cell in the body.It produces 80 to 90%t4 and 10 to 20 %t3. These control rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of functions of many cells in the body it is ...Read more