thyroid

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Setting The Tone.....

a: Thyroid ~
b: the drummer in the band

What: "Thyroid is like the drummer in the band, setting the pace for cellular metabolic activity, including the cells that make up your brain. Since optimal human intelligence potential is based on a very fast brain that is synchronized, having a good drummer is a necessity. Thus, it should come as no surprise that impaired cognitive function is associated with hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism."

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Writer: Byron J. Richards
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Date: Jun 10 2013 11:08 AM



a: Thyroid ~
b: Wyoming

What: "My thyroid is like Wyoming-I know vaguely where it is and a little bit about it, but it seemed like the real action was in the brain, heart, liver, lungs, etc. My thyroid was a small gland, a flyover organ on my personal continent, a puddle jumper destination if ever there was one."

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Writer: Katherine O'Brie
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Date: Jun 10 2013 11:11 AM


2nd In Command.....

a: Thyroid ~
b: Mr. Spock

What: "If I may, let me give a little endocrinology lecture. The thyroid gland, which is second in command only to the pituitary (for you Star Trek fans the thyroid is like Mr. Spock, while the pituitary would be Captain Kirk) produces two hormones, T4 and T3." The rest in the link....

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Writer: moonius
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Jun 10 2013 11:18 AM



a: Thyroid gland ~
b: a hibernating sloth

What:

"my thyroid gland is like a hibernating sloth"


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 31 2013 1:53 PM


My Bueno

a: Thyroid gland ~
b: Jane Austen heroine

What:

"Apparently my thyroid gland is like a Jane Austen heroine: it's tiny, sensitive and doesn't work"


Useful?
Writer: Hazel Grian
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Date: Dec 31 2013 1:54 PM


The Thyroid-pituitary Connection

a: Thyroid gland ~
b: a furnace

What:

"A normal thyroid gland produces about 80 percent T4 and 20 percent T3. However, T3 possesses about four times the hormonal strength. Both hormones are then secreted into the blood, causing the levels of TSH to fall. In this way, the thyroid gland is like a furnace and the pituitary gland is like a thermostat. The levels of TSH and T3/T4 are always in balance."


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Writer: JacobS
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Date: Dec 31 2013 2:03 PM


Ignite The Atp?

a: Thyroid hormone ~
b: the spark plugs of the body

What: "Functions of the thyroid hormones. My mentor, Dr. Paul Eck, used to say that the thyroid hormone is like the spark plugs of the body. They ignite the fuel in the mitochondria of the cell to produce energy with which the body performs all of its functions. For this reason, any problem with the thyroid gland causes energy problems and usually fatigue."

Useful?
Writer: Dr. Paul Eck
LCC: QP
Where:
Date: May 9 2013 5:47 PM



a: The thyroid gland ~
b: a governor on a motor

What: "Simply put, the thyroid gland is like a governor on a motor--it sets the speed of metabolism for your body. If it sets that metabolism too high, you can burn up your motor, so to speak. "

Useful?
Writer: Dr. Gerard M. DiLeo
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Dec 31 2013 1:56 PM



a: parathyroid gland ~
b: a 24 hour calcium monitor

What:

"Well, the parathyroid gland is like a 24 hour calcium monitor, when the gland detects that blood calcium levels have dropped under a certain amount, they produce PTH."


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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Mar 4 2015 3:33 PM



a: parathyroid gland ~
b: a thermostat for blood calcium

What:

A thermostat is sensitive to and responds to the temperature in a room. This gland is sensitive to the level of calcium in the blood and will respond to fluctuation in this ion.


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Writer: Lucrezia
LCC:
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Mar 4 2015 3:33 PM



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