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Metabolic Rate

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


What is thyroxine

The hormone made in thyroid gland


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


What does low levels of thyroxine cause

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


What does TSH do

It causes the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine