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Chapter 16: Endrocrine and Reproductive Health

Student Web Activities Lesson 1: The Endocrine System

In this lesson, you learned about the glands that make up the endocrine system. one of these glands, the thyroid, secretes hormones that regulate everything from bone growth to metabolism. When something goes wrong with this vital gland, a wide variety of problems can result. You can find out more about how to recognize and treat thyroid problems at this Web site run by the Cleveland Clinic.

Links to Explore:
Thyroid Disease


  • Click on the link and read the fact sheet on thyroid disease.
  • Answer the following questions:

What s the difference between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism?
Who is more likely to develop thyroid problems, men or women?
Why is iodine deficiency no longer a common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States?
List three symptoms of hypothyroidism.
How is thyroid disease diagnosed?
What is the most common treatment for hyperthyroidism?
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