General comments on tissue sensitivity to thyroid hormones in starvation.


The interrelationship between thyroid hormones and catecholamines is discussed. It is known that hypothyroidism will decrease tissue sensitivity to exogenous catecholamines. There is, however, no experimental proof that the thyroid hormones changes, particularly the low serum T(3) levels encountered in systemic illness and starvation, are sufficient to… (More)


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