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Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid Hormones are a collection of three hormones: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which signals production of T4 (a longer lasting and 'active storage' hormone) and T3 (quick usage and more potent). The latter two hormones are active, and increase metabolic rate.

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Summary of Thyroid Hormones

Thyroid hormones are a class of hormones secreted from the thyroid gland which regulate a wide variety of mechanisms, usually divided between genomic effects (those mediated through the genome and DNA transcription) and those that are not.

It is most well known for, in higher than normal levels, increasing the basal metabolic rate and inducing fat loss.

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Also Known As

T3, T4

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