Thyroid Disease

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The thyroid is a 15-20 g gland located in the anterior neck whose role is to primarily make thyroxine (T4), as well as small amounts of triiodothyronine (T3). The majority of T3 is formed through extra-thyroidal conversion of T4. Thyroid hormone production is controlled through negative feedback regulation through the release of thyroid-stimulating hormones (TSH) by the pituitary gland which is regulated by thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) from the hypothalamus [1].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFamily Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice: Eighth Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030544416
ISBN (Print)9783030544409
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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