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The largest of the endocrine glands, it is comprised of many round hollow sacs called follicles.
thyroid gland
follicles are also called...
round hollow sacs
gland comprised of many round hollow sacs called follicles
thyroid gland
gland secretes thyroid hormone and calcitonin
thyroid gland
A narrow band of tissue connecting two larger parts of an anatomical structure
isthmus
ormone produced by the thyroid glands to regulate metabolism by controlling the rate of oxidation in cells.
thyroxine
Thyroid hormone that tends to lower the level of calcium in the blood plasma and inhibit resorption of bone.
calcitonin
Any one of four endocrine glands situated above or within the thyroid gland.
parathyroid
Hormone secreted by the parathyroid which regulates calcium and phosphorus in the blood and bone tissues; often stimulates osteoclasts to increase blood calcium levels (the opposite effect to calcitonin).
parathormone
thyroid gland location
just below larynx
flat structure roughly the shape of a shield, consisting of two lobes that lie on either side of the trachea
thyroid gland
weighs 20 to 26 gm and has both a rich blood and lymph supply
thyroid gland
thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3); Thyrocalcitonin (calcitonin) are 3 hormones of which gland
thyroid gland
hormone that regulates calcium balance of blood
thyrocalcitonin/calcitonin