THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES

The thyroid gland is the largest endocrine gland (Moore

et al,2010). It is derived from the Greek words “glandula thyreoidea” which

means “Gland” “shield like” respectively (Thomas Wharton, 1659). It is

brownish-red in colour (Henry Gray,2010). The thyroid gland is located at the

throat below the voice box (larynx), Laryngeal prominence or Adam’s Apple to be

specific. The laryngeal prominence is a lump that is formed by the angle of the

thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. The thyroid gland is composed of two

lobes; the right lobe called “Lobus Dexter” 

   


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.INTRODUCTION

2.ANATOMY OF THE THYROID;structures, histology, embryology

3.PHYSIOLOGY AND FUNCTIONS OF THE THYROID

4.CLINICAL ANATOMY;structures

    Thyroid function test

    Maintenance of the thyroid

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

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Julius, L. (2018). THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/thyroid-gland-functions-and-clinical-correlates-4480

MLA 8th

Julius, Liya "THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES" Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/thyroid-gland-functions-and-clinical-correlates-4480. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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Julius, Liya . "THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 24 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/thyroid-gland-functions-and-clinical-correlates-4480 >.

Chicago

Julius, Liya . "THYROID GLAND; FUNCTIONS AND CLINICAL CORRELATES" Afribary (2018). Accessed May 24, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/thyroid-gland-functions-and-clinical-correlates-4480

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