embryology

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embryology
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2010-12-06 02:05:54
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  1. largest endocrine gland
    thyroid gland
  2. true or false. the thyroid gland has no ducts
    true
  3. Where does the thyroid gland secret to?
    directly into the blood stream
  4. What chemical does the thyroid gland produce?
    thyroxine
  5. chemical produced by the thyroid gland that stimulates the metabolic rate
    thyroxine
  6. What does thyroxine do?
    stimulates the metabolic rate
  7. The thyroid gland is covered by a___________capsule that extends into the gland by way of________
    • connective tissue
    • septa
  8. The____________divides the thyroid gland into little sections called____________
    • septa
    • follicles
  9. What divides the thyroid gland into follicles?
    the septa
  10. The septa divides the thyroid gland into what?
    follicles
  11. What type of cells makes up the outside layer of each follicle?
    simple cuboidal epithelial cells
  12. a material in the follicle surrounded by a layer of simple cuboidal epithelium cells which aids in the production of thyroxine
    colloid
  13. What does a colloid help produce?
    thyroxine
  14. The thyroid forms at the___________and migrates through the_____________down to the neck
    • base of the tongue
    • thyroglossal duct
  15. What sturcture is the opening to the thyroglossal duct?
    foramen cecum
  16. What structure is the foramen cecum the opening to?
    thyroglossal duct
  17. What is a clinical consideration of the thyroid gland?
    goiter
  18. enlarged thyroid gland caused by lack of iodine
    goiter
  19. Why is goiter hardle ever seen in the U.S. anymore?
    because we put iodine in our salt

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