Definition of Thyroid hormone

1. Noun. Any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically.




Medical Definition of Thyroid hormone

1. Thyroxine and tri iodothyronine are hormones secreted by the thyroid gland in vertebrates. These iodinated aromatic amino acid compounds influence growth and metabolism and, in amphibia, metamorphosis. The hormone calcitonin which has hypocalcaemic effects is also of thyroid origin but is not usually classed with thyroxine and tri iodothyronine as a thyroid hormone. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thyroid Hormone

thyroid binding globulin
thyroid body
thyroid bruit
thyroid calcifications
thyroid cancer
thyroid carcinoma
thyroid carcinoma risk factors
thyroid cartilage
thyroid colloid
thyroid crisis
thyroid diverticulum
thyroid eminence
thyroid foramen
thyroid gland
thyroid glands
thyroid hormone (current term)
thyroid hormone aminotransferase
thyroid hormone resistance syndrome
thyroid hormones
thyroid ima artery
thyroid imaging
thyroid insufficiency
thyroid lymph nodes
thyroid nodule
thyroid receptor antibody
thyroid releasing hormone
thyroid scan
thyroid stimulating antibody
thyroid stimulating hormone
thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin

Literary usage of Thyroid hormone

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Because some environmental toxicants (eg, PCBs) can compete with thyroid hormone for binding to these carrier proteins, the toxicants can lower the ..."

2. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1917)
"The normal experimental animal cannot continue to respond to the thyroid hormone in a similar manner. The tremendous revolution occurring in cases of ..."

3. Kirkes' Handbook of Physiology by William Senhouse Kirkes, Charles Wilson Greene (1922)
"The specific dynamic action of the thyroid hormone is of such definite character that at the present time the chief dependence of medical men for the ..."

4. Collected Papers by the Staff of Saint Mary's Hospital, Mayo Clinic by Saint Marys Hospital (Rochester, Minn.) (1919)
"THE thyroid hormone AND ITS RELATION TO THE OTHER DUCTLESS GLANDS* - EC KENDALL Much of the research work concerning the ductless glands has been from the ..."

5. Osteoporosis Research, Education and Health Promotion (1993)
"Recently, NIDDK grantees have found that thyroid hormone administration may ... Long-term thyroid hormone therapy is associated with a 10 to 12 percent ..."

6. Mineral Tolerance of Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2005)
"Goitrogenic substances in a wide range of vegetables and plant products are capable of producing thyroid hyperplasia by interfering with thyroid hormone ..."

7. The Internal Secretory Organs: Their Physiology and Pathology by Artur Biedl (1913)
"The second theory, which explains the antagonistic activities of the thyroid gland by a single thyroid hormone, acting primarily upon the nervous system, ..."

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