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Thyroidism Lab Report

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Celeste Munoz
Ms. Lawrenson
ENG 1320.033
10/8/16

Hypothyroidism and Overall Health The thyroid gland, or more simply thyroid, is one of the largest endocrine glands in our body. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage. This gland is a vital important hormonal gland which is responsible for metabolism, growth and helping the human body. It helps to regulate many body functions by constantly releasing hormones into the bloodstream. There are two types of dysfunctions in the thyroid: hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. According to Dr. James Parker, hypothyroidism results from a deficiency of pituitary thyroid-stimulating hormone. The main hormone produced by the thyroid gland is called Thyroxine. Thyroxine acts
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