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thyroid gland

ch 18 therapeutic agents for the endocrine system, pharm tech

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hyperthyroidism excessive secretion of thyroid hormone most commonly associated with Graves disease
antithyroid agents for hyperthyroidism Tapazole / methimazole and propylthiouracil (PTU)
hypothyroidism when the thyroid gland does not secrete sufficient levels of thyroid hormone, T3 and T4
iodine needed to make T3 and T4
Armour Thyroid, Westhroid desiccated thyroid (combined T3 and T4 product)
Synthroid, Unithroid levothyroxine
Cytomel liothyronine
Thyrolar, Euthroid liotrix (combined T3 and T4 product)
cretinism a severe deficiency of thyroid hormone in newborns which can cause impaired neurological function, stunted growth, and physical deformities. The condition may occur because of a problem with the baby’s thyroid gland, or a lack of iodine in the mother’s body during pregnancy.
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