"The analogy that I use is that the basal metabolic rate is like the rotations-per-minute of a manual car. In a hypothyroid condition the rotations-per-minute are too slow. Thyroid affects your basal metabolic rate which affects every cell in your body. It affects all these systems directly: cardiac health, mental health, the nervous system, musculoskeletal health, digestive health, and other hormones. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.