triiodothyronine :

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  • n  thyroid hormone similar to thyroxine but with one less iodine atom per molecule and produced in smaller quantity; exerts the same biological effects as thyroxine but is more potent and briefer

  • Even in minute quantities, triiodothyronine made a marked difference in 14 patients (one showed no response, and nine others showed slight changes, usually a decrease in .
  • Noting that patients with overactive thyroids seemed to suffer less radiation injury, they tried a synthetic thyroid hormone product, triiodothyronine.

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