Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
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How to Cite
Hunt, P. J. and Wass, J. A. 2001. Thyroid Disease. eLS. .
- Published Online: 20 JUN 2001
The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormones which are essential for many metabolic processes. Diseases of the thyroid gland are common and usually result from enlargement of the thyroid gland, called a goitre, or the production of too much or too little thyroid hormone.
- Graves disease;
- Hashimoto thyroiditis