1506 Thyroid Anatomy Study Resources

T3A thyroid hormone, also known as triiodothyronine, involved in various bodily functions including metabolism.
T4Another thyroid hormone, also known as thyroxine, essential for metabolism and growth.
Thyroid GlandAn endocrine gland in the neck producing thyroid hormones, crucial for regulating metabolism, growth, and development.
Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)A hormone released by the pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland to produce T3 and T4.
Thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH)A hormone released by the hypothalamus that signals the pituitary gland to release TSH.
Parathyroid GlandsSmall glands located behind the thyroid gland, important for regulating calcium levels in the blood.
IodineAn essential element for the production of thyroid hormones, obtained from the diet.
HypothalamusA region of the brain that controls the pituitary gland and regulates hormones.
Pituitary GlandAn endocrine gland at the base of the brain that controls other glands in the body, including the thyroid gland.
LarynxA structure in the neck containing the vocal cords and involved in breathing, speech, and protecting the trachea.
TracheaA tube that connects the larynx to the lungs, allowing for air passage.
GoiterAn enlargement of the thyroid gland, which can be due to various causes including iodine deficiency or thyroiditis.
Papillary Thyroid CancerA common type of thyroid cancer, characterized by its slow-growing nature.
Inflamed Lymph NodesLymph nodes that have become swollen and tender, often in response to infection or inflammation.