What is thyroid?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the thyroid gland.
    Example: "Thyroid deficiency"
    Synonyms: thyroidal
    See also — Additional definitions below


The thyroid gland or simply, the thyroid /ˈθaɪərɔɪd/, in vertebrate anatomy, is one of the largest endocrine glands. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or "Adam's apple"). The isthmus (the bridge between the two lobes of the thyroid) is located inferior to the cricoid cartilage.

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Thyroid - Additional Images
... Position of the Thyroid in Males and Females Section of the neck at about the level of the sixth cervical vertebra Diagram showing common ...
Thyroid Cancer - Diagnosis - Classification
... Thyroid cancers can be classified according to their histopathological characteristics ... (distribution over various subtypes may show regional variation) Papillary thyroid cancer (75% to 85% of cases ) – often in young females – excellent prognosis ... Follicular thyroid cancer (10% to 20% of cases ) occasionally seen in patients with Cowden syndrome Medullary thyroid cancer (5% to 8% of cases)- cancer of the parafollicular cells ...
Thyroid Cancer
... Thyroid cancer is a malignant neoplasm originating from follicular or parafollicular thyroid cells ... The most effective management of aggressive thyroid cancers is surgical removal of thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) followed by radioactive iodine ablation and TSH-suppresion therapy ...
Superior Horn Of Thyroid Cartilage - Additional Images
... Superior horn of thyroid cartilage Superior horn of thyroid cartilage Superior horn of thyroid cartilage Superior horn of thyroid cartilage Superior horn of ...
Liraglutide - Cancer Concerns
... the significance of malignant C-cell carcinoma and thyroid C-cell focal hyperplasia in rats and mice ... carries a Black Box Warning “ Because of the uncertain relevance of the rodent thyroid C-cell tumor findings to humans, prescribe Victoza only to patients for whom the ... serum calcitonin, a biomarker of medulliary thyroid cancer, was slightly increased in liraglutide patients, but still within normal ranges, and it required ongoing monitoring for 15 years in ...

More definitions of "thyroid":

  • (noun): Located near the base of the neck.
    Synonyms: thyroid gland
  • (adj): Suggestive of a thyroid disorder.
    Example: "Thyroid personality"

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