What Controls Thyroid Growth — That is, Thyroid Size?

  • Leslie J. DeGroot
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 261)


As an introduction to this conference, a physiologically oriented summary of factors controling thyroid size may be of interest, before analysis of factors controling growth at the molecular level. I have conceived of this as a series of levels of controls layered one on top of the other, in what might be called the cortex-hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid-peripheral tissue axis.


Thyroid Hormone Thyroid Gland Thyroid Hormone Receptor American Thyroid Association Thyroid Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie J. DeGroot
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  1. 1.Thyroid Study UnitThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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