Thyroid Function and Hyperfunction in the Pregnant Woman

  • Gerard N. Burrow
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 299)


Complex changes in thyroid function occur in the pregnant woman as a result of hormonal fluctuation and varying metabolic demands.1 In counterpoint, thyroid dysfunction may affect pregnancy outcome. Increases in thyroxine-binding globulin are mainly responsible for the changes that occur in the parameters of thyroid function.


Pregnant Woman Thyroid Hormone Thyroid Function Congenital Hypothyroidism Placental Transfer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard N. Burrow
    • 1
  1. 1.School of MedicineUniversity of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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