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Thyroxine: A hormone synthesized and secreted by the thyroid gland containing four iodine atoms and is converted to triiodothyronine (T3) in the body, influencing metabolism and organ function.(NCI)
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Thyroxine : tetraiodothyronine (T4); major hormone elaborated by the thyroid gland follicular cells; increases the rate of cell metabolism, essential for central nervous system maturation, and regulates a number of other functions.
Thyroxine: Thyroxine is one of the thyroid hormones, chemical substances that play a big role in regulating many of the body's processes. Thyroxine is important to proper protein synthesis, development of all the body's cells, and bone growth. It also regulates metabolism and energy production and body temperature. Iodine is vital to the normal production of thyroxine, which is secreted by the thyroid epithelial cells. Its secretion is controlled by thyroid-stimulating hormone.
Conditions that can afflict thyroxine include hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, iodine deficiency, goiter, Grave's disease, trauma, and hypopituitarism.
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