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Definition 1: any of several closely related compounds that are produced by the thyroid gland and are active metabolically - [noun denoting body]

(thyroid hormone is a kind of ...) the secretion of an endocrine gland that is transmitted by the blood to the tissue on which it has a specific effect

(... is a kind of thyroid hormone ) thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone

(... is a kind of thyroid hormone ) hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells

"thyroxine is 65% iodine"

(... is a kind of thyroid hormone ) thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer

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