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Definition: 'Sodium Levothyroxine'

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sodium levothyroxine

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1. Sodium salt of the natural isomer of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone. It is twice as effective as the racemic form. Used in the treatment of hypothyroidism in humans and animals, to treat lowered fertility in bulls, and to stimulate lactation in animals.



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