MAURICE B. STRAUSS, M.D.
Thyroid hormones exert effects on virtually every organ and tissue of the body, alter many enzymes, restore growth in thyroidectomized animals, and cause the metamorphosis of tadpoles into frogs.
Seventy-five years after Magnus-Levy (1) discovered that thyroid extract increased oxygen consumption ("metabolism") in both hypothyroid and euthyroid individuals, the mechanism of this phenomenon was still a mystery. Now, Ismail-Beigi and Edelman (2) have come forward with a new and exciting hypothesis suggesting that much of the increase in oxygen consumption that occurs in tissue slices of animals treated with thyroid hormone is caused by an increase in energy utilization by
STRAUSS MB. Mechanism of Thyroid Stimulation of Metabolism. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:793–794. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-793
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):793-794.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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