oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - An update on hyper- and hypothyroidism for the pharmacist : review

Volume 79, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Thyroid hormones are responsible for normal growth and development, and the maintenance of metabolic processes. Hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid hormone production) and hypothyroidism (deficiency in the production of thyroid hormone) are common conditions. This article gives a brief overview of thyroid hormone production and then discusses hyper- and hypothyroidism.

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