Thyroid function in a uremic rat model. Evidence suggesting tissue hypothyroidism.

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to determine whether the principal abnormality of thyroid function observed in patients with chronic renal failure, low serum triiodothyronine (T(3)) concentration, causes hypothyroidism at the tissue level. A partially nephrectomized (Nx) uremic rat model was developed and the following parameters of thyroid function… (More)

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