thyroid-stimulating hormone


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thyroid-stimulating hormone

(TSH): see thyrotropinthyrotropin
or thyroid-stimulating hormone
(TSH), hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland to release thyroxine. The release of thyrotropin is triggered by the action of thyrotropin-releasing factor (TRF), a substance found in
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thyroid-stimulating hormone

[′thī‚rȯid ¦stim·yə‚lād·iŋ ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
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High levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) within the normal range, however, were not associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
Hypothyroidism was defined as serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) level greater than 4.
3% had subclinical hypothyroidism as defined by a thyroid-stimulating hormone level of 5-19.
4], and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in pregnant women around the 27th week of gestation.
Designed to be an initial screening device to aid in the diagnosis of hypothyroidism, the CLIA-waived ThyroTest is a rapid thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test used for symptomatic patients.
Assessment methods include urinary iodine concentration, goitre, newborn thyroid-stimulating hormone, and blood thyroglobulin.
PHILADELPHIA -- A lower normal range for thyroid-stimulating hormone would help physicians detect and treat more cases of occult hypothyroidism, Dr.
In a study of more than 3,000 adults age 65 and older who were followed for more than 12 years, those with normal levels of free thyroxine (also referred to as T4) and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels of 10 micro units per liter (mU/L) or above--which indicates subclinical hypothyroidism--had twice the risk of developing heart failure compared to those with normal thyroid levels.
3]) level and a markedly suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone level.
Thyroid disorders usually are identified through a blood test for thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), which is produced by the pituitary gland and regulates thyroid hormone production.
WASHINGTON -- Measures of thyroperoxidase autoantibody and thyroid-stimulating hormone once every 2 years are a reliable alternative to annual screens for thyroid disease in children with type 1 diabetes, Dr.

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