Start studying pharmacology chapter 32 thyroid drugs learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools search create log in sign up log in sign up 56 terms sgucciardi7 pharmacology chapter 32 thyroid drugs study play which thyroid hormone is most abundant in the body. Chapter 31 thyroid and antithyroid drugs lilley pharmacology and the nursing process 8th edition multiple choice 1 a patient newly diagnosed with hypothyroidism receives a prescription for a thyroid hormone replacement drug the nurse assesses for which potential contraindication to this drug a. Thyroid function is controlled by the pituitary through the release of thyrotropin thyroid stimulating hormone tsh see figure 37 1 and by the availability of iodidethyrotropin stimulates the uptake of iodide as well as synthesis and release of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone secretion as discussed in chapter 31 the secretion of thyroid hormones is initiated by a hypothalamic hormone called thyrotropin releasing hormone trh which increases secretion of an anterior pituitary hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone tsh or thyrotropintsh is the prime regulator of iodide uptake and thyroid hormone formation by the thyroid gland. Thyroid drugs contain thyroid hormones and are used to supplement naturally occurring thyroid hormones in the body they are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism also called under active thyroid disease a common condition where the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone
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