Prostaglandins stimulate thyroid function in pregnant women

L. Shenkman, Y. Imai, K. Kataoka, C. S. Hollander, L. Wan, S. C. Tang, T. AvRuskin

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Abstract

Intravaginal or intravenous administration of prostaglandin F to pregnant women produced significant elevations of plasma triiodothyronine and thyroxine concentrations, but no rise of thyrotropin. These observations are consistent with those of previous in vitro studies indicating that prostaglandins can act directly on the thyroid gland to stimulate thyroid hormone synthesis or release, or both.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-82
Number of pages2
JournalScience
Volume184
Issue number4132
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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