TITLE

For Thyroid, Right Medication at the Right Time Makes a Difference

AUTHOR(S)
Gupta, Rahul
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Internal Medicine Alert;1/29/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the medical use, effectiveness, and harmful effects of levothyroxine, a drug used for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
ACCESSION #
58516383

 

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