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Thyroid Hormones – An Overview

By Cindy Kennedy | Hashimoto's Articles

T3 and T4 are often collectively referred to as thyroid hormone which is “the body’s major metabolic hormone” (Marieb & Hoehn, 2013, p. 607)T3′s ‘proper’ name is triiodothyronine and is thyroglobulin with three iodine atoms attached (hence T3).T4 is called thyroxine and, you guessed it, has four iodine atoms attached. The important thing to know […]

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What is The Thyroid?

By Cindy Kennedy | Hashimoto's Articles

The thyroid is located in the neck, below the larynx

What is the Thyroid?The thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland situated in front of your trachea and just below your larynx (it’s at the front of your throat, just above your collar bone).Made up of two lobes, it is joined at the centre by a small bridge shaped structure called the isthmus.It is the […]

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