Lecture 18- The Thyroid Gland

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Actions of thyroid hormone

  • Lung maturation in utero
  • Bone maturation in infants
  • Neonatal brain development
  • Infant growth by enhancing growth hormone,insulin like growth factor (IGF)
  • Increased BMR to achieve calorigenesis
  • Increase in Beta-adrenergic receptor quantity and/or sensitivity- increased heart rate
  • Increased skeletal muscle contractility
  • Increased cardiac muscle contractility, increased HR, CO, pulse pressure

Parathyroid hormone (PTH)

  • 82 amino acid peptide
  • produced by the chief cells of…

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