thyroid gland

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a: Thyroid gland ~
b: a hibernating sloth

What:

"my thyroid gland is like a hibernating sloth"


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
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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Where:
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."


Useful?
Writer: JacobS
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Where:
Date: Dec 31 2013 2:03 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."


Useful?
Writer: Not Stated
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Where:
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.


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



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