Overall, 3 major adverse outcomes and no deaths were reported. 2 Race No scientific data demonstrate that outcomes following a toxic thyroid hormone ingestion are based on race. Sex No scientific data demonstrate that outcomes following a toxic thyroid hormone ingestion are based on sex.Mechanism of toxicity involves stimulation of the cardiovascular (CV GI, and neurologic systems through presumed activation of the adrenergic system. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, the metabolic effects of thyroid hormone are thought to be mediated by the control of DNA transcription and protein synthesis.
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WebMD surveys may be administered by one of our companies or by a third party acting on our behalf. For some surveys, you may be asked to provide contact information for honoraria fulfillment.Introduction Background Iodine is absorbed from the GI tract and is transferred to the thyroid gland where oxidization and incorporation into tyrosyl residues of thyroglobulin occurs. Tyrosine is further oxidized to form monoiodotyrosine (MIT) and diiodotyrosine (DIT).
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Usual dosage ranges from 25-500 mcg/d. The higher doses can be used intravenously to treat myxedema coma. For related information, see Medscape's Hypothyroidism Resource Center. Pathophysiology Pharmacokinetics Oral absorption of thyroid hormone can be erratic (T4 up to 80; T3 up to 95) and decreases with age.Continuing Medical Education. When you participate in a Continuing Medical Education (CME) or a Continuing Education (CE) activity made available to you through the Medscape Network, you may be asked to provide Personal Information as required by that particular activity.
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Levels of thyroid hormones in the serum are tightly regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis. Thyroid-releasing hormone (TRH) is secreted by the hypothalamus, and stimulates the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland.Advertisers that market to you through the Services may use their own cookies, web beacons or other online tracking technologies in the banner advertisements served to you. Some advertisers use companies other than WebMD to serve these ads on their behalf and to monitor users' responses to ads, and these companies Ad Servers may also.
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