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3,5,3'-triiodothyronine

Pronunciation: tri-i'o-do-thi'ro-nen

Definition: A thyroid hormone normally synthesized in smaller quantities than thyroxine; present in blood and thyroid gland and exerts the same biologic effects as thyroxine but, on a molecular basis, is more potent and its onset is more rapid.

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