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What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

What hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland?

3 of 'em: Hi. The actual thyroid hormones, T4 (l-thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine, a.k.a. liothyronine), and a hormone that appears not to have a role in human physiology, calcitonin. So the only ones that matter are T4 and T3. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hormone (Definition)

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


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Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

Are hormones produced by thyroid gland tropic hormones?

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

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What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

What hormones does the thyroid gland produce for your body?

Mainly T4: Thyroid produces T4 which get converted to T3 (liothyronine) and is the active form. Thyroid itself also produced t3 (liothyronine). Thyroid also produces calcitonin which is involved in the regulation of calcium, . ...Read more

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What does the thyroid gland do? What hormone does it secrete?

What does the thyroid gland do? What hormone does it secrete?

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

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What does the thyroid gland do? What hormone does it secrete?

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

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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?

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?

Not that I know: It is regulated by your pituitary gland. And having an abortion does not usually affect your hormonal balance from your thyroid. If you are concerned you have to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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If you take syntroid, does the normal thyroid gland stops producing hormone?

If you take syntroid, does the normal thyroid gland stops producing hormone?

Thyroid hormone: Yes. An abnormal thyroid (Eg. Graves, multinodular goiter) may continue to make thyroid hormone even while taking synthroid (thyroxine). ...Read more

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What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

What food contains iodine needed for the thyroid gland's production of thyroid hormone?

Many foods: The us diet has adequate i levels both in the food and added as stabilizers in many foods and other products as toothpaste and shampoos. If you are hypothyroid you need thyroid hormone in this country. ...Read more

Thyroid Gland (Definition)

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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more