What did we know about the thyroid gland a half-century ago?
What, then, is the nature of the thyroid gland in Ammocœtes?
It is cancer of the 345 thyroid gland that decides the death-rate.
The thyroid gland lies in the throat and is called the throat sweetbread.
It does not extend over the lower lip or over that part in the middle line where the thyroid gland is situated.
These constitute the thyroid gland, another of the so-called ductless glands.
Some exhaustion of the thyroid gland may have been at the bottom of the trouble.
The same may be said of the pancreas, spleen, the thyroid gland and other organs which have a special function to perform.
In front of the neck is such an organ, the thyroid gland (Fig. 8, 14).
Nearly every movement which to a certain extent develops these muscles is inclined to stimulate the thyroid gland.
thyroid gland n.
A two-lobed endocrine gland located in front of and on either side of the trachea and producing various hormones, such as calcitonin.
|thyroid gland |
A two-lobed gland that wraps around the trachea and is located at the base of the neck in vertebrate animals. The thyroid gland secretes two important hormones: thyroxine, which regulates the cell metabolism necessary for normal growth and development, and calcitonin, which stimulates the formation of bone and helps regulate the amount of calcium in the blood.