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Physiology, Thyroid Function.

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StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2019-.
2019 Jun 28.

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1
Southern Illinois Un School of Medicine
2
Windsor University School of Medicine
3
University of Nebraska Medical Center

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The thyroid is an endocrine gland. Its location is in the inferior, anterior neck, and it is responsible for the formation and secretion of the thyroid hormones as well as iodine homeostasis within the human body. The thyroid produces approximately 90% inactive thyroid hormone, or thyroxine (T4) and 10% active thyroid hormone, or triiodothyronine (T3). Inactive thyroid hormone is converted peripherally to either activated thyroid hormone or an alternative inactive thyroid hormone.

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