My molecule is levothyroxine, which is used everyday to treat those with thyroid gland issues. Your thyroid gland’s job is to regulate metabolism, growth and development of the human body. It is also responsible for producing thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are used to help regulate your body’s heart rate and control metabolism. Metabolism is a life-sustaining chemical reaction. Its main use is to convert food energy into useful energy that is necessary for life functions. Some people with thyroid gland issues can result in slower growth rates, non-regular heart rates, and problems with metabolism. Levothyroxine, on the other hand, can treat these issues. Levothyroxine helps the thyroid gland by giving it a human-made thyroid hormone. My model shows levothyroxine as a stick-like molecule, which looks slightly different than how it would in real life. In real life, it would appear even more 3-dimensional and would interact with other molecules.

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