NCLEX RN Practice Question # 702

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 702.

NCLEX Examination.



Levothyroxine sodium is a synthetic thyroid hormone. The endogenous thyroid hormones, T3 and T4, diffuse into the cell nucleus and bind to thyroid receptor proteins attached to DNA. This hormone nuclear receptor complex activates gene transcription and synthesis of messenger RNA and cytoplasmic proteins.

Side Effects of Levothyroxine are Includes:

  • Symptoms resembling hyperthyroidism
  • nervousness
  • anxiety
  • tremor
  • heat intolerance
  • weight loss w/ increased appetite
  • arrhythmias (palpitations)

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