EZ. Thyroid. #5. Hyperthyroidism . Differentiating between Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Hyperthyroidism. Levothyroxine/Synthroid, Low/high TSH. NCLEX. LVN LPN. flashcards |

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Iodine does this:

Reduces the vasc. of the Thyroid Gland to <the risk of bleeding during surgery.

This is given prior to surgery to reduce the risk of bleeding:


After Thyroid surgery the Pt will prob. require taking this med:

Levothyroxine/Synthroid (a Thyroid replacement hormone).

These are s/s of Hyperthyroidism:

(Fight/Flight responses) Heat intolerance, hyperthermia, warm moist skin, dehydration, diaphoresis.

These are s/s of Hyperthyroidism:

(Fight/Flight responses) Tachycardia, palpitations, increased CO, restlessness, hyperactive reflexes, tremors, nervousness.

Serum levels of T3 and T4 are elevated in this:


If TSH is high in Hyperthyroidism it is because of this gland:

The Pituitary Gland

Are TSH levels high or low in Hyperthryoidism d/t the Pituitary gland?


Are TSH levels high or low in Primary Hyperthyroidism?


Prior to Thyroid surgery, this is given to calm the Thyroid gland:

Anti-Thyroid meds.

This occurs when a prob. w/i the Thyroid Gland causes excessive hormone rel.:

Primary Hyperthyroidism

This occurs when the Pituitary rel. excess TSH & that causes over stimulation of the Thyroid Gland:

Secondary Hyperthyroidism

This occurs when the Hypothalamus secretes too much TRH:

Tertiarty Hyperthyroidism

These are all causes of Tertiary Hyperthyroidism:

Thyroid Nodules (Multi-nodular Goiter, Toxic Adenoma), Thyroiditis, Thyroid Tumor, too much TH to trt Hypothyroidism, radiation exposure.

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