Jose Soliz, M.D. LBJ Grand Rounds February 2004. Thyroid Disease and Anesthetic Considerations. Basic Thyroid Gland Physiology. Hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are bound to proteins and stored in the thyroid gland.
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Hormones triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) are bound to proteins and stored in the thyroid gland.
T3 is more potent and less protein bound, most T3 is made in peripheral tissues from the de-iodination of T4
Both hormones increase carbohydrate and fat metabolism, increasing metabolic rate, minute ventilation, heart rate and contractility, water / electrolyte balance, normal function of CNS.
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