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thyroid

1. of or relating to the thyroid gland
2. of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx
4. the powdered preparation made from the thyroid gland of certain animals, used to treat hypothyroidism
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thyroid

[′thī‚rȯid]
(pharmacology)
Dried and powdered thyroid gland which contains about 0.2% iodine in combination, especially as thyroxine, and is used therapeutically in the treatment of thyroid deficiencies.
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Surgical and medical management of midline ectopic thyroid.
Prevalence of ectopic thyroid tissue is between 7% and 10% with lingual thyroid accounting for 90% of these cases.
Ectopic thyroid tissue presenting as a midline neck mass.
It is critical, however, that the diagnosis of metastatic thyroid carcinoma not be made reflexively, solely on the basis of the incidental finding of thyroid tissue in a cervical lymph node, because although a controversial finding, the presence of ectopic thyroid tissue in this location has been described.
Lingual thyroid is the term applied to a mass of ectopic thyroid tissue that is located in the base of the tongue at the midline.
Intratracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is an entity that usually affects females more frequently than males, and patients usually present between the ages of 30 and 50 years.
Ectopic thyroid tissue can be located in the midline at any site from the base of the tongue to the mediastinum.
Ectopic thyroid tissue within a branchial cyst is a rare phenomenon, and malignancy within this tissue is extremely rare; only 4 such cases have been reported to date.
They manifest as ectopic thyroid tissue that can be found in various locations in the body.
In more than 60% of cases, ectopic thyroid tissue is present in the cyst wall.
Tall cell variant of papillary carcinoma arising from ectopic thyroid tissue in the trachea.