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Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent

Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent: Introduction

Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent: The thyroid is a small gland in the neck that takes up iodine from the body to produce hormones that help control the body's metabolism, and regulate how ... more about Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent.

Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Thyroid during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent is available below.

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Treatments for Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent

  • Exposure avoidance including strategies such as public education for pregnant mothers, legislation to ban teratogenic agents, research and warnings on medications, and appropriate workplace strategies to minimise exposure for workers at risk
  • Avoidance, cessation or reduction of potentially harmful medications in or prior to pregnancy
  • Surveillance and appropriate obstetric management of pregnancies where the mother has been exposed to potentially teratogenic agents
  • Appropriate neonatal and ongoing surveillance and care for affected Babies and children
  • more treatments...»

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Thyroid Disease: NWHIC (Excerpt)

The thyroid is a small gland in the neck that takes up iodine from the body to produce hormones that help control the body's metabolism, and regulate how quickly the body should work and use energy. (Source: excerpt from Thyroid Disease: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

The thyroid is a gland in the neck. It has two kinds of cells that make hormones . Follicular cells make thyroid hormone , which affects heart rate, body temperature, and energy level. C cells make calcitonin , a hormone that helps control the level of calcium in the blood.

The thyroid is shaped like a butterfly and lies at the front of the neck, beneath the voice box (larynx ). It has two parts, or lobes . The two lobes are separated by a thin section called the isthmus .

A healthy thyroid is a little larger than a quarter. It usually cannot be felt through the skin. A swollen lobe might look or feel like a lump in the front of the neck. A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most goiters are caused by not enough iodine in the diet. Iodine is a substance found in shellfish and iodized salt. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

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  1. Thyroid -- Teratogenic Agent: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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