Question by  balasubramanian (5)

What are the systems of the thyroid?

Can you tell me how the thyroid works.


Answer by  TCMstudent (127)

The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system responsible for production of thyroid hormones-triiodoiodine(T3) and thyroxine(T4). These hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of other systems in the body. The control of thyroid lies in hypothalamus and pituitary, beginning from thyrotropin-releasing-hormone(TRH) in the former followed by thyroid-stimulating-hormone(TSH)in the latter.


Answer by  01628773 (140)

The thyroid produces four hormones that are responsible for regulating the processes governed by metabolism, more specifically, the processes that involve the release of energy. These hormones are responsible for aiding mitochondria in the production of energy, as well as for aiding in transport of the nutrients and electrolytes required by the body.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

The thyoid responds to thyroid stimulating hormone which is secreted from the pituitary galnd in the brain. This hormone stimulates the thyroid to make thyroid hormone from iodine. This is then secreted in the form of T4 which gets broken into T3 in the periphery. This hormone then acts on cells with energy metabolism.


Answer by  Ascencion (54)

The thyroid produces the hormones thyroxine, triiodothyronine, and calcitonin and then releases them into the bloodstream. Calcitonin affects the uptake of calcium into bone. Thyroxine and triidothyronine affect metabolism and impact other systems of the body. The thyroid is also the center of iodine concentration in the body.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well the thyroid works in either the hyperthyroid system or the hypo thyroid system. Basically, it controls what you eat and how you will regulate your weight. If your thyroid is hyper, that means you will lose weight and your activity is hyper or fast. If it is the opposite, then you gain weight fast.

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