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thy·roid

 (thī′roid′)
n.
1. The thyroid gland.
2. The thyroid cartilage.
3. A dried, powdered preparation of the thyroid gland of certain domestic animals, used in treatment of hypothyroid conditions.
4. An artery, vein, nerve, or other part associated with the thyroid gland or thyroid cartilage.

[Greek thureoeidēs : thureos, oblong shield (from thurā, door; see dhwer- in Indo-European roots) + -oeidēs, -oid.]

thy′roid′ adj.
thy·roi′dal adj.

thyroid

(ˈθaɪrɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the thyroid gland
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the largest cartilage of the larynx
n
3. (Anatomy) See thyroid gland
4. (Pharmacology) Also: thyroid extract the powdered preparation made from the thyroid gland of certain animals, used to treat hypothyroidism
[C18: from New Latin thyroidēs, from Greek thureoeidēs, from thureos oblong (literally: door-shaped) shield, from thura door]

thy•roid

(ˈθaɪ rɔɪd)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the thyroid gland.
2. of or pertaining to the largest cartilage of the larynx, forming the projection known in humans as the Adam's apple.
n.
4. the thyroid cartilage.
5. an artery, vein, etc., in the thyroid region.
[1685–95; variant of thyreoid < Greek (chóndros) thyreoeidḗs shield-shaped (cartilage) <thyre(ós) oblong shield, stone holding a door shut (adj. derivative of thýra door)]
thy•roi′dal, adj.
thy′roid•less, adj.

thyroid

An endocrine gland in the neck. See calcitonin, thyroxine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thyroid - located near the base of the neckthyroid - located near the base of the neck  
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
Adj.1.thyroid - of or relating to the thyroid gland; "thyroid deficiency"; "thyroidal uptake"
2.thyroid - suggestive of a thyroid disorder; "thyroid personality"
Translations
kilpnääre
kilpirauhanen
sköldkörtel

thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd]
A. N (also thyroid gland) → tiroides m or f inv
B. ADJtiroideo

thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] nthyroïde f

thyroid

n (also thyroid gland)Schilddrüse f
adjSchilddrüsen-; thyroid hormoneSchilddrüsenhormon nt

thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] n (also thyroid gland) → tiroide f

thy·roid

n. glándula tiroides, una de las glándulas endocrinas situadas delante de la tráquea y constituida por dos lóbulos laterales conectados en el centro;
___ function testspruebas del funcionamiento de la ___;
a. tiroideo-a, rel. a la tiroides;
___ cartilagecartílago ___;
___ hormoneshormonas ___ -as;
___ stormtormenta ___, crisis ___;
___ failurehipotiroidismo.

thyroid

adj tiroideo; — storm tormenta tiroidea, crisis tirotóxica; n (fam) glándula tiroides, tiroides m&f (fam)
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An early medication of this kind is still around today, Armour thyroid.
Furthermore, the use of combined T4 and T3 therapies, such as Armour thyroid, is considered to be sham medicine; only levothyroxine is considered acceptable treatment.
T stop Armour Thyroid to address the suppressed TSH.
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But his treatment methods using drugs thyroxine and Armour Thyroid courted controversy and resulted in conditions placed on his medical licence.
Armour thyroid, a natural hormone replacement for those suffering from hypothyroidism, is currently unavailable because of a shortage of its active ingredient (dried pig tissue that contains the T3 and T4 thyroid hormones).
This has helped spark a recent growth in the prescription of Armour thyroid medication, a naturally derived T4/T3 combination.
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I diagnosed Maryann with hypothyroidism five years ago, and she was being treated with Armour thyroid.