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The thyroid gland and disorders of thyroid function

Anthony P. Weetman

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1304_update_002

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The thyroid gland and disorders of thyroid function

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The iodine-containing thyroid hormones triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) have diverse effects on metabolism and are essential for normal development, particularly of the fetal brain. The active principle, T3, binds to nuclear receptor isoforms and serves as a transcriptional regulatory factor, thus explaining the protean actions....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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