Thyroid (Main)

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Background

  • Spectrum of Disease
    • Myxedema coma << hypothyroid < euthyroid > hyperthyroid >> thyroid storm

Other

  1. Cretinism - no congenital t3/t4
  2. Parafollicular C cells make calcitonin to keep the bone in
  3. Endemic goiter- if pt from area c low iodine I intake
  4. Free t3 & t4 determines thyroid state - not total plasma conc
  5. T4-> T3 active & rt3 inactive
  6. TRH -> TSH -> T4 -> T3


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