- n hormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells
thyroxine is 65% iodine
- Overweight men women sometimes take thyroxine to burn up excess fat and make their figures slimmer and more attractive.
- In turn, thyroxine regulates many body functions, including heat production, brain development, sexual maturity, and the growth of hair, skin and bones.
- Its secretions, containing thyroxin, are produced during normal sexual intercourse in such abundance as almost to constitute an eruption.