Friday 26 October 2007
Consumptive hypothyroidism is due to a vascular tumor expressing type 3 iodothyronine deiodinase.
The inactivation rate of thyroid hormone by D3 in tumors, as vascular tumors, can stress the secretory capacity even of the TSH-stimulated normal adult thyroid gland.
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