Card Set Information
thyroid gland and stuff 1
largest endocrine gland
true or false. the thyroid gland has no ducts
Where does the thyroid gland secret to?
directly into the blood stream
What chemical does the thyroid gland produce?
chemical produced by the thyroid gland that stimulates the metabolic rate
What does thyroxine do?
stimulates the metabolic rate
The thyroid gland is covered by a___________capsule that extends into the gland by way of________
The____________divides the thyroid gland into little sections called____________
What divides the thyroid gland into follicles?
The septa divides the thyroid gland into what?
What type of cells makes up the outside layer of each follicle?
simple cuboidal epithelial cells
a material in the follicle surrounded by a layer of simple cuboidal epithelium cells which aids in the production of thyroxine
What does a colloid help produce?
The thyroid forms at the___________and migrates through the_____________down to the neck
base of the tongue
What sturcture is the opening to the thyroglossal duct?
What structure is the foramen cecum the opening to?
What is a clinical consideration of the thyroid gland?
enlarged thyroid gland caused by lack of iodine
Why is goiter hardle ever seen in the U.S. anymore?
because we put iodine in our salt