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referring to normal thyroid function
- a condition characterized by excessive production of the thyroid hormone
- sever form of this disorder is called thyrotoxicosis
a condition characterized by diminished production of the thyroid hormone
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
- an endogenous substance secreted by the pituitary gland that controls the release of thyroid gland hormones and is necessary for the growth and function of the thyroid gland
- as drug preparations, TSH increases the uptake of radioactive iodine in the thyroid and the secretion of thyroxine by the thyroid gland
principle thyroid hormone that influences the metabolic rate
a secondary thyroid hormone that also affects body metabolism
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