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The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that lies in front of the windpipe (trachea), just below the voice box (larynx). The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to make two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). The thyroid gland stores these hormones and releases them as they are needed.
Current as of: December 19, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineMatthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Current as of:
December 19, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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