Thyroid

The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid d, in vertebrate anatomy, is one of the largest endocrine glands and consists of two connected lobes. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or `Adam`s apple`). The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins,......
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Thyroid

• (a.) Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage. • (a.) Of or pertaining to the thyroid body, thyroid cartilage, or thyroid artery; thyroideal.
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thyroid

(thi´roid) scutiform. pertaining to the thyroid gland. the thyroid gland. a preparation of thyroid gland from domesticated food animals, containing levothyroxine and liothyronine and used as replacement therapy in the diagnosis and treatment of hypothyroidism and the prevention and tr...
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thyroid

adjective of or relating to the thyroid gland; `thyroid deficiency`; `thyroidal uptake`
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thyroid

adjective suggestive of a thyroid disorder; `thyroid personality`
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Thyroid

[journal] Thyroid is a medical journal in the field of endocrinology, covering research on diseases of the thyroid. It is the official journal of the American Thyroid Association and published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. ...
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Thyroid

Thy'roid adjective [ Greek ... shield-shaped; ... a large, oblong shield (from ... a door) + ... form: confer French thyroïde , thyréoïde .] 1. Shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage. 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the thyr...
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thyroid

A butterfly-shaped endocrine gland in the neck that is found on both sides of the trachea (windpipe). It secretes the hormone thyroxine which controls the rate of metabolism. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Thyroid

A gland at the base of the neck which releases hormones which control metabolism and body growth.
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Thyroid

A gland in the neck near the voice box responsible for producing thyroid hormone. This hormone regulates the metabolism of the body.
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thyroid

A gland located beneath the larynx (voice box) that makes thyroid hormone and calcitonin. The thyroid helps regulate growth and metabolism. Also called thyroid gland.
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Thyroid

A gland located in the front of the neck, just below the voice box.
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thyroid

Endocrine gland of vertebrates, situated in the neck in front of the trachea. It secretes several hormones, principally thyroxine, an iodine-containing hormone that stimulates growth, metabolism, and other functions of the body. The thyroid gland may be thought of as the regulator gland of the body's metabolic rate. If it is overactive, as ...
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Thyroid

Gland at the base of the neck that produces hormones which control the metabolic rate (how much energy the body uses) and level of calcium in the blood. Cancer of the thyroid is often treated with Iodine 131.
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thyroid

Greek thyreos = shield, and eidos = shape or form; hence, shaped like a shield (which shields the glottis).
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Thyroid

It is the ductless gland found on both sides of the windpipe, It secretes the hormone thyroxine, a compound of iodine and tyrosine which controls the rate of metabolism in the body affecting its growth and activity.
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Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that secretes thyroid hormones which regulate a number of physiologic processes, including growth, development and metabolism. WIth respect to Ionising Radiation , the thyroid is vulnerable to intakes of radioactive Iodine -125 by either Inhalation or Ingestion . In the event that an intake of I-1...
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Thyroid

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck that secretes thyroid hormones which regulate a number of physiologic processes, including growth, development and metabolism. WIth respect to Ionising Radiation , the thyroid is vulnerable to intakes of radioactive Iodine -125 by either Inhalation or Ingestion . In the event that an intake of I-....
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Thyroid

The thyroid is a jointed piece or cartilage that enclosed the vocal cords and forms the ‘Adam`s apple` in men.
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Thyroid

The thyroid is an endocrine gland near the larynx in vertebrates. It influences growth and development. The thyroid gland in human beings is a brownish-red organ having two lobes connected by an isthmus; it normally weighs about 28 g and consists of cuboidal epithelial cells arranged to form small sacs known as vesicles or follicles. The vesicles a...
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Thyroid

Thyroid: 1. The thyroid gland. Also, pertaining to the thyroid gland. 2. A preparation of the thyroid gland used to treat hypothyroidism. 3. Shaped like a shield. (The thyroid gland was so-named by Thomas Wharton in 1656 because it was shaped like an ancient Greek shield.)
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thyroid

Type: Term Pronunciation: thī′royd Definitions: 1. Resembling a shield; denoting a gland (thyroid gland) and a cartilage of the larynx (thyroid cartilage) having such a shape. 2. The cleaned, dried, and powdered thyroid gland obtained from one of the domesticated animals used for food and containing 0.17-0.23% of iodine; formerly widely ...
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thyroid

[adj] - of or relating to the thyroid gland 2. [adj] - suggestive of a thyroid disorder
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