an endocrine gland developing a shield=like structure on the sides and front of the throat, just beneath the thyroid cartilage. It generates the thyroid hormones consisting of iodine in reaction to thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary gland.

THYROID GLAND: "It is a common complaint among patients that troubles with their thyroid glands can take years, on average, to diagnose."
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