A review of drugs acting on the thyroid gland

N. Schellack, G. Schellack

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Disorders of the thyroid gland are frequently encountered in the clinical practice setting. Typically, they fall into one of two categories: hypothyroidism, i.e. deficient levels of circulating thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism (or thyrotoxicosis) that involves abnormally high levels of thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. This article provides a high-level overview of thyroid function, the two major pathophysiological abnormalities of the thyroid gland, as well as treatment modalities aimed at managing patients with thyroid pathology. © Medpharm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-17
Number of pages6
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2013
Externally publishedYes


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