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Review of Thyroid Function

Where is TSH produced? Thyroid Stimulating Hormone is produced in the pituitary gland
What is TRH and where is it produced? The hypothalamus produces TRH (thyrotropin-releasing hormone) which stimulates the pituitary to produces TSH
Which thyroid hormone is the most potent Free T3 T3 is about 4 times more potent than T4. Unbound thyroid hormone is biologically available.
Another name for T3 Triiodothyronine
Which thyroid hormone is more abundant in circulation, T4 or T3? T4 is found in a 20:1 ratio in the blood. It is converted to T3 in the peripheral tissue.
What mineral and amino acid are used to make thyroid hormones? Iodine and tyrosine
Created by: salbani1



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