Thyroid Disorders: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism & Thyroidectomy


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If a person does not get enough iodine in his or her diet, which of the following conditions could result?

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1. Which of the following is NOT true of Graves' Disease?

2. Which of the following is a symptom of Hyperthyroidism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The goal of the quiz and corresponding worksheet is to test your understanding of some different disorders that plague the thyroid gland. Topics you'll need to know include Grave's Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroidectomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The effect of a thyroidectomy on the body
  • Goiter
  • Signs and symptoms of various thyroid disorders

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - connect different symptoms with diseases of the thyroid gland
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as thyroidectomy and Hyperthyoridism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Grave's Disease
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the effect a lack of iodine can have on a person

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled Thyroid Disorders: Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism & Thyroidectomy to get more details about diseases of the thyroid gland. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define thyroidectomy
  • Identify when a thyroidectomy may be necessary
  • Recognize the different health effects of thyroid disorders
  • Explain what causes a Goiter
  • Define Exophthalmos