Definitions for "Thyroid Gland"
gland located at the front base of the neck that secretes the thyroid hormone, found to be necessary for normal fertility.
Near the "Adam's apple;" responsible for secretion of hormone that is involved in regulation of the rate of metabolism.
The thyroid is a two-lobed gland lying at the base of the throat that produces hormones essential for a variety of metabolic processes in the body. The thyroid secretes hormones that control body growth and metabolism. When iodine is ingested, much of it goes to the thyroid gland.
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See Thyroid.