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Thyroid Diseases

  • By: Charitha Gowda & Deipanjan Nandi
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Thyroid diseases are a class of diseases resulting from dysfunction of the thyroid, an important endocrine gland. The principal function of the thyroid, a dou-ble-lobed structure located in the neck, is to produce the hormones thyroxine (T4) and ...

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