DL-967: Frenetic Flora and Freezing Frank Thyroid Hormones and Thyroid Diseases Helen Sowers, MA, CLS - California State University, East Bay (Retired) Approved for 2.0 CE Level of Difficulty: Intermediate CAMLT is approved by the California Department of Public Health as a CA CLS Accrediting Agency (#21) The thyroid gland produces two hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine. These hormones are essential for cell differentiation during development and for maintaining temperature and metabolic homeostasis in the adult. Thyroid disease is common, affecting millions of Americans. Abnormalities usually involve thyroid hormone underproduction (hypothyroidism) or overproduction (hyperthyroidism). Laboratory tests are used to diagnose the abnormality and help the physician treat the patient. This course will cover: the thyroid gland, location, structure, and function thyroid hormone biosynthesis, control of production, and function laboratory tests thyroid diseases
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