In vivo experiments, in the rat, using diets deficient in calcium, or sodium or both ions, proved these cations to regulate the thyroidal iodine metabolism. Calcium enhanced iodine entry into the thyroid and the intrathyroidal iodine and T4 pools. T4 level in serum was also increased by calcium. Sodium enhanced iodine entry and secretion. The two cations… (More)
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