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Thyroid Gland MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Thyroid Gland
Tree Number(s)
A06.300.900
Unique ID
D013961
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013961
Annotation
/surg: probably THYROIDECTOMY; inflammation = THYROIDITIS; nodule = THYROID NODULE; /‌abnorm: consider also THYROID DYSGENESIS; THYROID (USP), a dehydrated extract of thyroid glands is available
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.
Entry Term(s)
Thyroid
See Also
Struma Ovarii
Thyroidectomy
Ultimobranchial Body
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Thyroid Gland Preferred
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