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Descriptor in English: Thyroid Gland
Descriptor in Spanish: Glándula Tiroides
Descriptor in Portuguese: Glândula Tireoide
Descriptor in French: Glande thyroide
Entry term(s): Gland, Thyroid
Glands, Thyroid
Thyroid
Thyroid Glands
Thyroids
Tree number(s): A06.300.900
Scope note: A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.
Annotation: /surg: probably THYROIDECTOMY; inflammation = THYROIDITIS; nodule = THYROID NODULE; /abnorm: consider also THYROID DYSGENESIS; THYROID (USP), a dehydrated extract of thyroid glands is available
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
See also the descriptors: Struma Ovarii MeSH
Thyroidectomy MeSH
Ultimobranchial Body MeSH
DeCS UI: 14349
Descriptor UI: D013961
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Thyroid Gland - Preferred
Concept UI M0021482
Scope note A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.
Preferred term Thyroid Gland
Entry term(s) Gland, Thyroid
Glands, Thyroid
Thyroid
Thyroid Glands
Thyroids



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