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Metabolic Rate

The rate at which you convert the energy stored in your food to your body

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What is thyroxine

The hormone made in thyroid gland

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What are the effects of thyroxine

Causes heart cells to contract more and causes proteins and carbohydrates to break down quicker. It increases the metabolic rate

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What does low levels of thyroxine cause

It stimulates TRH production in the hypothalamus and causes the pituitary gland to release TSH

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What does TSH do

It causes the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine