The object of this research was to determine the effect of thiouracil on the thyroid gland of the mouse. The results showed that thiouracil caused a definite increase in the size of the gland and a decrease in the amount of iodine present in the gland. Since thiouracil is considered capable of preventing iodine from binding and producing the thyroxine molecule needed for the normal function of the gland, these results were as expected.
Iowa Science Teachers' Journal
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"The Effect of Thiouracil on the Thyroid Gland of the Mouse,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 24.
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