What is a Thyroid?


The thyroid gland is considered to be one among the largest endocrine glands in the body. The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland that lies above the collar bone beneath the neck cartilage. The thyroid gland is located below the thyroid cartilage at the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple) in front of the neck. The gland contains two poles, upper and lower; two lobes, right and left; that are joined by the isthmus at the center of the thyroid, which is situated below the cricoid cartilage. Read more...



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