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
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