thyroid gland, thyroid(adj)
located near the base of the neck
of or relating to the thyroid gland
"thyroid deficiency"; "thyroidal uptake"
suggestive of a thyroid disorder
The thyroid gland.
The thyroid cartilage.
A preparation obtained from the thyroid gland.
shaped like an oblong shield; shield-shaped; as, the thyroid cartilage
of or pertaining to the thyroid body, thyroid cartilage, or thyroid artery; thyroideal
The thyroid gland or simply, the thyroid, in vertebrate anatomy, is one of the largest endocrine glands. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below the thyroid cartilage. The isthmus is located inferior to the cricoid cartilage. The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body is to other hormones. It participates in these processes by producing thyroid hormones, the principal ones being triiodothyronine and thyroxine which can sometimes be referred to as tetraiodothyronine. These hormones regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. T3 and T4 are synthesized from both iodine and tyrosine. The thyroid also produces calcitonin, which plays a role in calcium homeostasis. Hormonal output from the thyroid is regulated by thyroid-stimulating hormone produced by the anterior pituitary, which itself is regulated by thyrotropin-releasing hormone produced by the hypothalamus. The thyroid gets its name from the Greek adjective for "shield-shaped", due to the shape of the related thyroid cartilage. The most common problems of the thyroid gland consist of an overactive thyroid gland, referred to as hyperthyroidism, and an underactive thyroid gland, referred to as hypothyroidism.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thī′roid, adj. in the form of a shield: denoting a cartilage constituting the anterior, upper part of the larynx, popularly called Adam's apple: denoting a vascular or ductless gland which arises in the earlier human embryo as an ingrowth from the lower part of the pharynx (see Myxœdema). [Gr. thyreos, a shield, eidos, form.]
A type of gland.
Humans have a thyroid gland, it is located in the neck area of the body.Submitted by MaryC on April 13, 2020
The numerical value of thyroid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of thyroid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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When thyroid hormone levels are unusually high or low, this could lead tomenstrual changes.
Worldwide, iodine deficiency is one of the causes ofan enlarged thyroid glandand hypothyroidism, however, iodine deficiency is rare in developed countries due to supplementation in table salt and certain foods such as dairy and bread.
Having irregular periods can be a first sign, or even bowel movement changes or constipation. Issues with performance and muscle recovery could become problematic, untreated, if it gets severe and the body's unable to produce any thyroid hormone, everything starts to slow down. You can have memory issues, slow speech, slow movement -- you can even develop fluid around the heart and fluid in the lungs. The heart rate can also slow down.
I do suffer from a thyroid problem and so that has been an issue for me, my weight can fluctuate.
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