Essays Tagged: "thyroid gland"

Nuclear Power

. It is injected into the veins of a patient, it concentrates in the cells of certain brain tumors. Thyroid gland strongly attracts iodine. Radioactive iodine is used both in diagnosing and in treatin ... ngly attracts iodine. Radioactive iodine is used both in diagnosing and in treating diseases of the thyroid. Nuclear power is changing the face of medicine with new cures and tests that will cure mill ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Pituitary Dwarfism

plied to dwarfs. Another growth disorder disease is Cretinism which is a result of a disease of the thyroid gland it is the cause of most dwarfism in Europe, Canada, and the United States. Other cause ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Iodine-Source and Daily Requirement.

nt for both mental and physical health. Iodine is an essential part of the hormones produced by the thyroid gland, Thyroid gland uses iodine for the synthesis of hormones called thyroxine and tri-iodo ... Thyroid gland uses iodine for the synthesis of hormones called thyroxine and tri-iodothyonine. The thyroid hormones not only regulates metabolism but it also regulates body temperature, therefore it' ...

(2 pages) 49 0 2.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

Iodine-Deficiency and Toxicity.

-A human body has to intake iodine (which is found in food as iodide) for the proper functioning of thyroid glands related hormones. These hormones are called: thyroxine and tri-iodothyronine - and th ... and development throughout the body including the brain. In the case where there is a deficiency of thyroid hormones in the blood, the thyroid gland will become enlarged which is known as goiter. This ...

(2 pages) 72 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biochemistry

The Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

The thyroid gland is located in the front, lower part of the neck, below the larynx. The small, two inch ... o inch gland, consists of two lobes, one on each side of the trachea, connected by a thin strand of thyroid tissue, the isthmus. The parathyroid glands, small and oval-shaped, are located in each corn ... e located in each corner of thyroid gland lobes. Occasionally, people are born with one or more parathyroid glands inside the thyroid, inside the thymus, or somewhere else in the chest. Even when the ...

(3 pages) 46 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. Since the main purpose ... million Americans have this common medical condition. Ten percent of women may have some degree of thyroid hormone deficiency.There are two fairly common causes of hypothyroidism. The first is a resu ... ses of hypothyroidism. The first is a result of previous (or currently ongoing) inflammation of the thyroid gland which leaves a large percentage of the cells of the thyroid damaged (or dead) and inca ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


cient valleys in the Pyrenees in southwest France and as a result, had children with congenital hypothyroidism. Cretinism, otherwise known as congenital hypothyroidism (inactive thyroid gland - at bir ... in growth retardation, developmental delay and other abnormal features(Allara). The absence of the thyroid gland functioning correctly during pregnancy, can result in one of several problems or defec ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Thyroid Gland Diseases.

I. INTRODUCTION.The thyroid is a small gland in the neck that takes up iodine from the body to produce hormones that hel ... late how quickly the body should work and use energy. "About 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, including many who may not be aware of their condition" (NWHIC, 1998). Thyroid horm ... unction of almost all organs in our body. It is very important for regulating growth and metabolism.Thyroid disease occurs when the level of hormone secreted by the thyroid gland is too high or too lo ...

(4 pages) 65 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


Hyperthyroidism is mostly common found in young women, which graves disease is the major cause of hyperth ... se of hyperthyroidism, and multinodular goiter is more common in older adults especially women.Hyperthyroidism is a result of excessive amount of circulatory thyroid hormone. Primary Hyperthyroidism, ... ve amount of circulatory thyroid hormone. Primary Hyperthyroidism, occurs when a problem within the thyroid gland cyases excess hormone release. Secondary hyperthyroidism occurs when there is excessiv ...

(7 pages) 17 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


e: 98Location: Meadowview 1st Floor Student: Emily SotoDate of care: 10/17/07Medical Diagnosis: HypothyroidismHypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland fails to produce enough thyroid h ... at is similar to a butterfly - formed by two wings (lobes) and attached by a middle part (isthmus). Thyroid hormones are necessary for normal metabolism, growth, and development. The main functions of ...

(5 pages) 25 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Living with Thyroid Disease

What is thyroid disease and how could it affect you? Most people are unaware of what thyroid disease is and ... and its effects on the body. In this essay I will share my own personal experiences in living with thyroid disorders and the way it has affected me and my daily life. Thyroid disease goes much deeper ... g put on medication. It is a daily battle just to feel "normal."Many people do not realize that the thyroid hormones affect virtually every metabolic activity in the body. It affects every cell throug ...

(6 pages) 22 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Nuclear Energy an Aid for Humanity

es small amounts of radioactive material to treat cancer and other medical conditions affecting the thyroid gland. Nuclear medicine has been an aid to all of us, X-rays can diagnose us a broken bone, ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays