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what is the LARGEST ENDOCRINE gland?
thyroid gland (check out my big THYroid)
the thyroid gland has ____ ducts and secretes DIRECTLY into the ________
the thyroid gland produces __________ which _________ metabolic rate
what regulates metabolism?
the thyroid gland, it produces thyroxine! yay
the thyroid gland is covered by a _______ ________ capsule that extends into the gland by way of the ______
- connective tissue
- septa (septum)
the septa of the thyroid divides gland into little sections called _________
each follicle of the thyroid has an outside layer of _______ ________ epithelial cells that surround a material called ________ which aids in the production of _________
- simple cuboidal
what is the space between the cells of the thyroid called?
the thyroid develops at the _____ of the tongue and ______ through the _________ _______ down the neck
- BASE (its a base jumper)
- thyroglossal duct
if pieces the formation of the thyroid get stuck as it migrates down the neck, what could happen?
it could become cystic
what is a clinical consideration of the thyroid?
a goiter is an ______ thyroid gland, from lack of _______
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