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Physiologic Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland

Physiologic Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland

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Histology & Physiology Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland

By the end of this tutorial you will be able to:

- describe the functional units (main cells) of the thyroid gland

- show an understanding of what thyroid follicle colloid is

- describe the role that iodine (I-) plays in thyroid hormone synthesis

- describe what hormone parafollicular cells produce and secrete

Histology & Physiologic Anatomy of the Thyroid Gland

This video is a BASIC description/introduction to thyroid gland tissue. It does not cover in detail the process of iodine pumping and thyroid hormone synthesis.

Source: Image from Marieb 8th Edition