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"This quiz covers some basic and some more complex information about the thyroid gland and the hormones it produces."
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What causes most thyroid disease in the US?
What gland(s) regulate the thyroid gland?
The parathryoid glands
The lymph glands
The pineal gland
The pituitary gland
Thyroid hormone interacts with receptors in which part of the cell?
Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of hypothyroidism, in which the thyroid gland is underactive and makes too little thyroid hormone?
Heart pounding and racing
Puffiness around the eyes
Which of the following is NOT a common symptom of hyperthyroidism, in which the thyroid gland is overactive and makes too much thyroid hormone?
Feeling cold all the time
T3 and T4 are shorthand names for the two active forms of thyroid hormone. To what do the 3 and 4 refer?
The number of hydroxyl groups per molecule
The number of iodine atoms per molecule.
The number of amino acids in them
The molecular weight in kiloDaltons
How many thyroid glands does a person normally have?
In what form is thyroid hormone found in the bloodstream?
Bound to a carrier protein
As a dimer (bound to one other molecule of thyroid hormone)
Free in the liquid plasma
As a hexamer (bound to five other molecule of thyroid hormone)
What other hormone is made in the thyroid gland?
Thyroid cancer occurs at increased rates in individuals who have been exposed to the high levels of radiation which may occur after a nuclear accident or nuclear bomb detonation. What salt can be used to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in the event of fallout exposure?
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