Compare And Contrast Thyroxine And Hypothyroidism

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Thyroxine (T4) increases oxygen consumption in practically all tissues and thus increases the metabolic rate/ elimination of waste and consumption of oxygen. It is involved at many levels in growth and development. In fact hypothyroidism in infants can result in central nervous system and other systems to fail to develop normally. Excess throroxine in adults generally results in weight loss, nervousness, insomnia and elevated basal metabolic rate, with characteristic bulging eyes. In contrast hypothyroidism causes the individual to become sluggish in body movements, to put on weight, and a slowing down of mental

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