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2010-07-22 12:43:14

Pregnant women with antibodies that can indicate early thyroid disease are three times as likely to have placental separation during labor, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a study of more than 17,000 women. The findings, however, do not indicate that there would be any benefit from routinely screening pregnant women for thyroid problems, the researchers said. The study appears in the August issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "Our work shows a link between anti-TPO...

2008-09-30 12:00:15

By SUZY COHEN Question: I've had Hashimoto's thyroiditis for six years and I've not been able to get full control of it. My antibodies are still very high and I'm always tired. Any fresh ideas? -- M.G., Ocala, Fla. Answer: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disorder where your body sees your thyroid gland as the enemy and launches an all-out attack. This creates inflammation and destruction of the thyroid gland. It causes an increase in "antithyroid peroxidase," abbreviated as TPO. This...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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