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thyroid gland


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thyroid gland located near the base of the neck
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thyroid gland (Anat) an endocrine gland having two lobes, located in the floor of the mouth or the region of the larynx, which secretes two hormones (thyroxine and triiodothyronine) that regulate the rates of growth and metabloism. In man and most mammals it is a highly vascular organ, partly surrounding the base of the larynx and the upper part of the trachea. Cases of hypothyroidism, where the gland is insufficiently active, can be treated by administration of thyroxine or a combination of thyroxine and triiodothyronine.
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  • Christopher Morley
    “New York, the nation's thyroid gland.”


In literature:

Curious to relate, a cure was effected after ligature of the superior thyroid arteries and sloughing of the thyroid gland.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The thyroid is another ductless gland.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Physiologists would expound her enthusiasm as functional disorder of the thyroid gland.
"Essays in Rebellion" by Henry W. Nevinson
It is perfectly sound, for it rests on the intimate response by congestion of the thyroid gland to sexual excitement.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Adjoining the thyroid there are four small glands, the parathyroids, each about the size of a split pea.
"Disease and Its Causes" by William Thomas Councilman
What did we know about the thyroid gland a half-century ago?
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
The same may be said of the pancreas, spleen, the thyroid gland and other organs which have a special function to perform.
"Vitality Supreme" by Bernarr Macfadden
Two transverse sections through the thyroid gland of this stage; more highly magnified.
"Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator" by Albert M. Reese
If the thyroid gland was at fault we would have either the low mentality commonly spoken of as cretinism, or myxedema.
"The Goat-gland Transplantation" by Sydney B. Flower
This is a noninflammatory enlargement or a hyperplasia of the thyroid gland.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The thyroid gland, situated in the lower part of the neck, is necessary for normal brain activity.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
The thyroid gland is either congenitally absent, imperfectly developed, or there is definite goitre.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Accessory thyroids, close to the main gland, are often found.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
The spleen, the thyroid, the suprarenal glands have taken on a new significance.
"Makers of Modern Medicine" by James J. Walsh
Persistent rapid pulse often occurs in connection with some disturbance of the thyroid gland.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The denutrition type has as its particular gland the thyroid.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
Enlargement of the thyroid glands generally prevails, sometimes to an enormous extent.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Cretinism is a condition due to disease of the thyroid glands.
"Being Well-Born" by Michael F. Guyer
Jackson and Moore met with the same result on feeding desiccated thyroid gland.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
Up to stage P the thyroid gland retains its original position.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

Stress one cause of Graves' disease, an overactive thyroid gland .
The thyroid is a little gland with big effects.
Despite its small size, the thyroid gland has a huge job: to produce hormones that regulate metabolism, or the rate at which cells convert food and other substances into energy.
Surgical removal of the thyroid gland(s) is another option available for this disease.
Finally, surgical removal of the thyroid gland itself is also a method for treating hyperthyroid cats.
Immune system attacks thyroid gland .
Primary hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency resulting from impaired function of the thyroid gland .
A slide show depicting the removal of the thyroid gland.
Levothyroxine used to treat a sluggish thyroid gland can be affected by calcium, iron and magnesium.
Immune system attacks thyroid gland.
Afirma, a new gene expression test that University of Pennsylvania specialists helped to validate, promises to relieve this quandary for people with lumps on their thyroid gland.
Quest Diagnostics is set to provide a molecular test to help physicians determine if a thyroid gland is cancerous and requires surgical removal.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shape gland at the base of the neck.
What is the Thyroid Gland.