Tuesday, July 14, 2009

TSH what a wonderful hormone!!=)

Thyrotropin what a wonderful glycoprotein hormone

Secreted by the anterior pituitary gland in the brain

You encourage the thyroid gland to make more thyroid hormone

Thyroid hormones that act in nearly every cell in the body

T3 and T4 acts on development and differentiation of cells

They increase the basal metabolic rate and affect protein synthesis

They also regulate protein, fat and carbohydrate

What a truly important hormones they are

Two subunits make up this wonderful hormone

Alpha subunit is identical to that of HCG, LH and FSH
Beta subunit is unique to the TSH.

These hormones essentially have biological activity.

Excess and deficiency of this hormone can cause problems

Elevated level of it confirms a diagnosis of hypothyroidism

Decreased level of it confirms hyperthyroidism

Thyrotropin what a really significant hormone

Thyroid Disease

Video Thanks to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GSCECqc8U8