You should be able to:

  • Describe the macroscopic and microscopic structure of the thyroid gland
  • Describe the functions of thyroid hormones and compare their action
  • Explain the stages of thyroid hormone production and release
  • Describe how thyroid hormones are transported in blood
  • Explain how thyroid hormones exert their action on cells
  • Explain how thyroid hormone release is regulated and draw a diagram to explain this

The Guidewire

Review Articles

Book Chapters

  • Encyclopedia of Endocrine Disease (2018); Thyroid Gland: Anatomy & Physiology