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OpenStudy (anonymous):

Does a person with goiter have a higher or lower metabolism rate?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I am thinking it is lower because thyroxine is not produced. Anyone confirm if my ans is correct

OpenStudy (anonymous):

lower, i would guess

OpenStudy (anonymous):

A person with a goiter will have an increase in their metabolism rate. The thyroid gland will produce hormones, which will stimulate the basal metabolism of the body. In the hyperthyroidism, you will see the production and secretion, of a large amount of T3 and T4--these are impaired, so you will see the basal metabolic rate increase. (This will not only be included in the person's cellular respiration, but also their fat acid and their protein metabolism, etc.) Hope that helps! n_n

OpenStudy (anonymous):

but a goiter is when iodine is absent so..T3 and T4 couldnt be produced isnt it

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes, but I believe a goiter occurs when there is an absents of iodine.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yea, that's what i said so without iodine, no t3 or t4 will be present so isnt metabolism will be slower?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

or in here is not talking about cellular metabolism but the metabolism rate to synthesize TSH

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Which one did it ask for in your question? If it is the metabolism rate to synthesize TSH, it would be. n_n

OpenStudy (anonymous):

It can lower or higher it, but it depends which one it is...

OpenStudy (anonymous):

yea, i also not sure which metabolism is it ... thanks anywayz!

OpenStudy (anonymous):

Okay No problem! Your welcome n_n

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