May 17, 2023

MAY 17, organic brain poetry: hyperthyroid mania



Hyperthyroid states make you feel crazy;

Major organs, geared up, none act lazy.

Your brain, hyped, may turn manic,

Or repeatedly panic;

Your perception and judgment are hazy.

Master gland in your noggin, cells copin',

In response won't release thyrotropin.

TSH levels fall,

For your Doc that's a call:

"It's an endocrine illness, I'm hopin' --

Psychiatric behaviour provokin'. "

Dr G.H. and Giorgio Coniglio, 2023

Authors' Note

TSH: thyroid stimulating hormone, also known as thyrotropin, initialism for a peptide hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland in a feedback loop that regulates production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland

Hyperthyroid states in which the level of TSH is reduced include Graves' disease, subacute thyroiditis (inflammation of the gland), autonomous thyroid nodules and excessive thyroid hormone replacement. Hyperthyroidism in which the blood level of TSH is found to be elevated is extremely uncommon, related to very rare functioning tumours of the pituitary gland.

The operation of the feedback loop in relation to states of thyroid deficiency is discussed here.

You can view and review all our verses on the topic of 'Organic Brain Poetry' by following this link to the encyclopedic collection on "Edifying Nonsense."

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