a two-lobed endocrine gland, located at the base of the neck that secretes two hormones that regulate the rates of metabolism, growth, and development.
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For example, one regulator of metabolism is the thyroid gland, located at the front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple.Some people can eat anything and not gain a pound. How metabolism affects the calories you burn each day. | Terezie Tolar-Peterson | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Sometimes we lose a thyroid gland for various reasons, and you can replace that by finding the or making the hormone and then giving it back to the person.
The thyroid gland lies in the throat and is called the throat sweetbread.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 | Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Up to stage P the thyroid gland retains its original position.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
As I have mentioned, the people suffer greatly from swelled thyroid gland or Derbyshire neck and Elephantiasis scroti.
As this groove is followed caudad its ventral wall is seen to become much thickened, tg, to form the anlage of the thyroid gland.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator | Albert M. Reese
Two transverse sections through the thyroid gland of this stage; more highly magnified.Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator | Albert M. Reese
British Dictionary definitions for thyroid gland
an endocrine gland of vertebrates, consisting in man of two lobes near the base of the neck. It secretes hormones that control metabolism and body growth
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Scientific definitions for 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.
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