Which glands regulate the secretion of thyroid gland?

Asked by  | 4th Jul, 2008, 10:51: AM

Expert Answer:

The thyroid gland is under the control of the pituitary gland, a small gland the size of a peanut at the base of the brain (shown here in orange). When the level of thyroid hormones (T3 & T4) drops too low, the pituitary gland produces Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce more hormones. Under the influence of TSH, the thyroid will manufacture and secrete T3 and T4 thereby raising their blood levels.

Answered by  | 4th Jul, 2008, 11:24: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.