"Thyroxine" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The major hormone derived from the thyroid gland. Thyroxine is synthesized via the iodination of tyrosines (MONOIODOTYROSINE) and the coupling of iodotyrosines (DIIODOTYROSINE) in the THYROGLOBULIN. Thyroxine is released from thyroglobulin by proteolysis and secreted into the blood. Thyroxine is peripherally deiodinated to form TRIIODOTHYRONINE which exerts a broad spectrum of stimulatory effects on cell metabolism.
- T4 Thyroid Hormone
- Thyroid Hormone, T4
- O-(4-Hydroxy-3,5-diiodophenyl) 3,5-diiodo-L-tyrosine
- L Thyroxine
- Levothyroxin Deladande
- Deladande, Levothyroxin
- Levothyroxin Delalande
- Delalande, Levothyroxin
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