thyroid hormone

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Thyroid hormone

Any of the chemical messengers produced by the thyroid gland, including thyrocalcitonin, a polypeptide, and thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which are iodinated thyronines. See Hormone, Thyrocalcitonin, Thyroid gland, Thyroxine

thyroid hormone

[′thī‚rȯid ′hȯr‚mōn]
(biochemistry)
Commonly, thyroxine or triiodothyronine, or both; a metabolically active compound formed and stored in the thyroid gland which functions to regulate the rate of metabolism.