thyroid gland

Pronunciation: (THY-royd...)

A gland located beneath the larynx (voice box) that makes thyroid hormone and calcitonin. The thyroid gland helps regulate growth and metabolism. Also called thyroid.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Anatomy of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. The thyroid gland lies at the base of the throat near the trachea. It is shaped like a butterfly, with the right lobe and left lobe connected by a thin piece of tissue called the isthmus. The parathyroid glands are four pea-sized organs found in the neck near the thyroid. The thyroid and parathyroid glands make hormones.Anatomía de la tiroides y las paratiroides. La tiroides descansa en la base de la garganta, cerca de la tráquea. Tiene forma de mariposa, con el lóbulo derecho y el lóbulo izquierdo conectados con una pieza diminuta que se llama istmo. Las paratiroides son cuatro órganos del tamaño de guisantes, que están ubicadas en el cuello, cerca de la tiroides. La tiroides y las paratiroides elaboran hormonas. Date last modified: 2012-05-24Thyroid CancerCáncer de tiroides