Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy

@article{Wiersinga2001ThyroidHR,
  title={Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy},
  author={W. Wiersinga},
  journal={Hormone Research in Paediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={56},
  pages={74 - 81}
}
  • W. Wiersinga
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Hormone Research in Paediatrics
Thyroid hormone replacement has been used for more than 100 years in the treatment of hypothyroidism, and there is no doubt about its overall efficacy. Desiccated thyroid contains both thyroxine (T<sub>4</sub>) and triiodothyronine (T<sub>3</sub>); serum T<sub>3</sub> frequently rises to supranormal values in the absorption phase, associated with palpitations. Liothyronine (T<sub>3</sub>) has the same drawback and requires twice-daily administration in view of its short half-life. Synthetic… Expand
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