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So did the thymus glands, better known as sweetbreads.
When Heilmann's youngest daughter was 10 days old, Heilmann, 42, was diagnosed with thymoma, a disease in which cancer cells form on the outside surface of the thymus gland.
GHRH is normally produced in the brain, but Hanley was essentially turning a pencil-eraser-size part of his thigh into a gland that made the molecule, which stimulates the heart, the kidneys, and the thymus.
Meanwhile, his mother, Kim, was fighting a rare cancer affecting her thymus, an organ of the immune system.
Yes, sweetbreads are organ meats, but fear not: These thymus and pancreas glands are notably mild and smooth.
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Origin and Etymology of thymus
First Known Use: 1578See Words from the same year
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