Cigarette smoking and the thyroid.

  title={Cigarette smoking and the thyroid.},
  author={J B Bertelsen and Laszlo Heged{\"u}s},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={4 3},
Relevant English language articles published from 1970 through 1993 regarding the possible influence of cigarette smoking on the thyroid were identified through a MEDLINE search and manual searches of identified articles. Thiocyanate in tobacco smoke influences the thyroid by a competitive inhibition of iodine uptake and organification in the gland. Also the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system by cigarette smoke and benzpyrene, another constituent of tobacco, is thought to influence… CONTINUE READING
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