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Shahsavar F, Jafarzadeh M, Asadifar B, Sabooteh T, Darand M. The effect of narcotic addiction on thyroid function. yafte. 2013; 15 (1) :19-23
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-1185-en.html
Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine
Abstract:   (10028 Views)
Although it is thought that drug abuse causes changes to thyroid function, the exact mechanism is still not well defined. Therefore, after a preliminary study, the aim of this supplementary study was to investigate the effect of narcotic addiction on thyroid function by measuring TBG. Materials and Methods: This research was conducted as a case - control study on 106 narcotic addicts and 106 healthy controls in Tehran. For measurement of TBG were used from serum samples of these individuals. Results: The TBG amount in case group was significantly increased compared with the control group (p<0.005). Discussion and Conclusion: The result of this supplementary study showed that the narcotic addiction can affect the thyroid function by increasing TBG. Indeed, this finding confirmed the main result of our preliminary study.
Keywords: Addiction, Thyroid, TBG.
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Received: 2013/05/12 | Accepted: 2013/07/20 | Published: 2013/07/20

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