thyroglobulin

[ thī′rō-glŏbyə-lĭn ]

n.

A thyroid protein that is the precursor to iodine-containing hormones and is typically present in the colloid of thyroid gland follicles.
A substance extracted from the thyroid glands of hogs, formerly used as a thyroid hormone supplement to treat hypothyroidism.

Nearby words

  1. thyrocervical trunk,
  2. thyrocricotomy,
  3. thyroepiglottic,
  4. thyroepiglottic muscle,
  5. thyrogenic,
  6. thyroglossal,
  7. thyrohyal,
  8. thyrohyoid,
  9. thyrohyoid membrane,
  10. thyroid


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