Glossary & Acronyms

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Endocrinologist – A doctor who specializes in dealing with the glands and hormones of the body and disorders related to them.

Goitrogen – A substance that suppresses thyroid function by disrupting iodine uptake.

TSH – Thyroid Stimulating Hormone, also known as thyrotropin. A hormone produced by the pituitary gland in response to signals by the hypothalmus. The primary function of TSH is to stimulate the production of more thyroid hormones.