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Triiodothyronine

Synonym(s)

  • liothyronine
  • L-triiodothyronine
  • T3
  • 3,3',5-triiodo-L-thyronine

Definition(s)

One of the thyroid hormones; an organic iodine containing compound secreted in small amounts by the thyroid gland; most circulating triiodothyroinine is produced by the deiodination of thyroxine in the peripheral tissues.

Definition from: CRISP Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

A thyroid hormone. Also called triiodothyronine or liothyronine sodium.

Definition from: NCI Thesaurus via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014