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In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland does not produce enough T3 or T4. As a result, target cells create more receptors. What is this an example of?

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In hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland does not produce enough T3 or T4. As a result, target cells create more receptors. What is this an example of?

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It is required to identify the example for the case of hypothyroidism; the thyroid gland does not produce enough T3 or T4. As a result, target cells create more receptors.

Step 2

The thyroid gland is one of the largest glands of the endocrine system in the human body. It produces hormones called triiodothyronine and thyroxine which regulate the metabolic activities of the body.

TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone regulates the release of T3 and T4 from the thyroid gland. Lower level of T3 and T4 in blood stimulates the release of thyrotropin-releasing hormone or TRH from hypothalamus which in turn triggers the TSH secretion from the anterior pituitary.

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The TSH then stimulates the thyroid gland for secreting the T3 and T4. A negative feedback system regulates the levels of TRH, TSH, T3 and T4 s...

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