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Brain-thyroid link

Brain-thyroid link

Overview

Although the thyroid gland releases the hormones which govern growth and metabolism, the brain (the pituitary and the hypothalamus) manages the release and the balance of the amount of hormones circulated.

Update Date 5/10/2014