What is thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)?

Modified on Fri, 09 Dec 2022 at 04:55 PM

TSH is produced and released into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland. It controls the production of T3 (triiodothyronine ) and T4 (thyroxine), two thyroid hormones essential to maintaining the body's metabolic rate, heart and digestive functions, muscle control, brain development, and bone maintenance.

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