: of, relating to, or being the chief cartilage of the larynx
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Since your thyroid levels are OK, the concern here is cancer.—Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2023 Pregnant people might experience lower thyroid hormone levels and more preterm births.—Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 15 Sep. 2023 Between 2003 and 2008, more 9/11 recovery workers were diagnosed with prostate cancer, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma than expected, in comparison with the general population of the state, according to the registry.—Caitlin O'Kane, CBS News, 11 Sep. 2023 Other signs of an overactive thyroid include rapid heart rate, irregular heart rhythm, elevated blood pressure, and unexplained weight loss, says Weissman.—Cassie Shortsleeve, Men's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 And Miller says that prescribed medications for health conditions like thyroid disease and high blood pressure can tip off GI disturbances.—Fiorella Valdesolo, Vogue, 22 Aug. 2023 Davenport told Verywell that in 1999, South Korea supported a program to increase ultrasound screening for thyroid cancer in people with no symptoms.—Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 18 Aug. 2023 For instance, even the thyroid gland stays enlarged for around 12 weeks after birth.3
All of the changes that can happen during pregnancy mean that the postpartum period is a time when the body needs adequate time, rest, and nutrition to recover.—Arianna Bradford, Parents, 29 July 2023 Everyone is tested for two biomarkers: TSH—which regulates hormones produced by the thyroid and impacts fertility3—and AMH, which indicates the presence of follicles (immature eggs) in the ovaries.—Lindsay Modglin, Health, 1 Sep. 2023
Arizona's top attorney sued a thyroid drug maker, saying the company lied about the potency of its medication and the harmful effects on consumers.—Taylor Seely, The Arizona Republic, 30 Dec. 2022 Today, iodine deficiencies are less common, with thyroid dysfunction from iodine deficiency affecting about 30 percent of the world.—Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2021 Baffert, like many trainers, was using a thyroid drug that was cited in the CHRB investigation.—Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 The pregnancy was delicate because of a thyroid condition Monica has, said Edgar, who works in a dairy while Monica stays home to care for their two other daughters.—Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, 1 Jan. 2020 When thyroid hormones climb too high, the body destroys old bone faster than it can be replaced, which hastens osteoporosis.—Hallie Levine, Health.com, 5 Dec. 2019 Neighbors and family members, even their own children, diagnosed with serious medical conditions, from thyroid disease to cancer.—NBC News, 16 Dec. 2019 Keep in mind, though, that even when treatment successfully eliminates hypothyroidism in a case like yours, the underlying thyroid disorder remains.—Mayo Clinic News Network, chicagotribune.com, 4 Oct. 2019 At the age of 12, Grace LaVigne developed a long-lasting friendship with a St. Paul doctor over an unlikely bonding experience — a thyroid tumor that caused frequent ear infections and could have done far worse.—Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 23 Oct. 2019 See More
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borrowed from New Latin thyroīdēs, shortened from thyreoīdēs, borrowed from Greek thyreoeidḗs "shield-shaped (of the cartilage in the larynx)," from thyreós "stone put against a door to keep it shut, oblong shield" (probably originally noun derivative of an adjective meaning "shaped like a door," from thýra "door" + -eos, suffix of appurtenance) + -oeidēs-oid entry 2 — more at door
The form thyroīdēs presumably arose because the word was taken as directly derived from thýra "door," rather than from thyreós. The word thyroeidḗs "like a door" is marginally attested in ancient Greek.
: of, relating to, affecting, or being the thyroid gland
: of, relating to, or being the thyroid cartilage
2 of 2noun
: a large bilobed endocrine gland of craniate vertebrates that arises as a median ventral outgrowth of the pharynx, lies in the anterior base of the neck or anterior ventral part of the thorax, is often accompanied by lateral accessory glands sometimes more or less fused with the main mass, and produces especially the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine
called alsothyroid gland
: a preparation of the thyroid gland of various domesticated food animals (as pigs) containing approximately ¹/₁₀ percent of iodine combined in thyroxine and used in treating thyroid disorders