Card Set Information
head and neck structures
what is the largest endocrine gland
what regulates the calcium?
the thyroid gland has no _____ it secretes directly into the bloodstream
the thyroid produces ____ which stimulates metabolic rate
what is a sign of a thyroid problem
gain or lose a lot of weight
the thyroid is covered by a _____ _____ capsule that extends into the gland by way of ____
how does the capsule extend into the gland?
with the septa
where is the septa located?
between the glands
the septa divides the gland into little sections called what?
where are the blood vessels and nerves in the thyroid
in the ct capsule
what does the follicle surround?
each follicle has an outside layer of ____ ____ ____ cells
simple cuboidal epithelial
_____ aids in the production of thyroxine
what aids in production of thyroxine
where does the thyroid form?
base of the tongue
the ____ forms at the base of the tongue and migrates through the _____ ____ down to the neck
what is the opening to the thyroglossal duct
what is an enlarged thyroid gland caused by a lack of iodine
how do we prevent goiters
t/f the thyroid can get lost when traveling down and can become cystic