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What is essential for the production of thyroxine hormone by the thyroid gland?


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Iodine

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Potassium

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Calcium

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Sodium

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Solution

The correct option is A

Iodine


Iodine is essential for the production of thyroxine. The production of thyroxine is hindered in the absence of iodine and leads to the condition known as goitre. Whereas, the excessive production of thyroxine leads to Grave's disease.


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