thyroxine
or thyroxin noun Etymology: thyr- + oxy + indole Date: 1918 an iodine-containing hormone C15H11I4NO4 that is an amino acid produced by the thyroid gland as a product of the cleavage of thyroglobulin, increases metabolic rate, and is used to treat thyroid disorders

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  • thyroxine — [thī räks′inthī räk′sēn΄, thī räk′sin] n. [ THYR(O) + OX(Y) + INE3] a colorless, crystalline compound, C15H11I4NO4, the active hormone of the thyroid gland, often prepared synthetically and used in treating goiter, cretinism, and myxedema: also… …   English World dictionary

  • thyroxine — /thuy rok seen, sin/, n. 1. Biochem. the thyroid gland hormone that regulates the metabolic rate of the body. 2. Pharm. a commercial form of this compound, obtained from the thyroid glands of animals or synthesized, used in the treatment of… …   Universalium

  • thyroxine — The l isomer is the active iodine compound existing normally in the thyroid gland and extracted therefrom in crystalline form for therapeutic use; also prepared synthetically; used for the relief of hypothyroidism, cretinism, and myxedema …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroxine — Thyroid Thy roid, a. [Gr. qyreoeidh s shield shaped; qyreo s a large, oblong shield (from qy ra a door) + e i^dos form: cf. F. thyro[ i]de, thyr[ e]o[ i]de.] 1. Shaped like an oblong shield; shield shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • thyroxine — tetraiodothyronine; = T4; n. the principal hormone synthesized and secreted into the bloodstream by the thyroid gland (see thyroid hormone). Most of it is converted to a more metabolically active form, triiodothyronine, within the peripheral… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • thyroxine — tiroksinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Skydliaukės hormonas. formulė HO(I₂)C₆H₂OC₆H₂(I₂)CH₂CH(NH₂)COOH atitikmenys: angl. thyroxine; 3,5,3ˊ,5ˊ tetraiodothyronine rus. тироксин; 3,5,3ˊ,5ˊ тетраиодтиронин ryšiai: sinonimas – 3,5,3ˊ,5ˊ… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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