Thyroxine meaning

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An iodine-containing hormone, C15 H11 I4 NO4 , produced by the thyroid gland, that increases the rate of cell metabolism and regulates growth and that is made synthetically for treatment of thyroid disorders.
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A colorless, crystalline compound, C15H11I4NO4, the active hormone of the thyroid gland, often prepared synthetically and used in treating goiter, cretinism, and myxedema.
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An iodine-containing hormone, C15 H11 I4 NO4 , produced by the thyroid gland, that increases the rate of cell metabolism and regulates growth. A synthetic form is used in the treatment of thyroid disorders.
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An iodine-containing hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that increases the rate of cell metabolism and regulates growth. Thyroxine can also be made synthetically for treatment of hypothyroidism.
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(biochemistry) A hormone (an iodine derivative of tyrosine), produced by the thyroid gland, that regulates cell metabolism and growth.
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Origin of thyroxine

  • thyr(o)– ox(y)– in(dole)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition