Thyroxine absorption test protocol for hypothyroid patients on high dose thyroxine replacement


thyroxine absorption test

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Chua, A. C., Ahmed, S., Dashora, U., Sathiskumar, P., Ravelo, M., & Lawson, G. (2020). Thyroxine absorption test protocol for hypothyroid patients on high dose thyroxine replacement: An Audit. The Physician, 6(3).


Abstract presented at the Phillippine Nurses UK World Cafe Convention, 24 October 2020


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