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Thyroid gland


Thyroid gland
The thyroid gland, a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.


Review Date: 5/29/2014
Reviewed By: Yi-Bin Chen, MD, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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