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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.
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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]
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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.
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thyroid

An endocrine gland in the neck. See calcitonin, thyroxine.
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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"
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Translations
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thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd]
A. N (also thyroid gland) → tiroides m or f inv
B. ADJtiroideo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

thyroid

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] nthyroïde f
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thyroid

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

[ˈθaɪrɔɪd] n (also thyroid gland) → tiroide f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

thyroid

adj tiroideo; — storm tormenta tiroidea, crisis tirotóxica; n (fam) glándula tiroides, tiroides m&f (fam)
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References in periodicals archive ?
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's case, the primary concern on her medication list was that her medical team was prescribing levothyroxine, 112 mcg/d, and desiccated thyroid (combination thyroxine and triiodothyronine in the form of 20 mg Armour Thyroid), despite a lack of data for such combination therapy.
Natural thyroid extracts made from bovine or porcine thyroid glands are used in human medicine (Armour Thyroid, Westhroid, Nature-Throid, and the Canadian product ERFA are all good choices), but because these products contain both T4 and T3 thyroid hormones, their dosages require adjustment.
One of the first thyroid treatments that was commercially available was Armour Thyroid, which was a natural product made of desiccated pig and cow thyroid glands put into pill form.
We considered three classifications of thyroid diseases: a) reported diagnosis with any thyroid disease; b) reported Hashimoto's thyroiditis or hypothyroidism; and c) a narrower self-reported thyroid disease definition formed by combining report of any type of thyroid disease diagnosis with reported current use of one of the following medications commonly used to treat thyroid disease: Armour thyroid, Levothroid, Levothyroxine, Levoxil, Methimazole, or Synthroid.
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.
* Desiccated thyroid, which includes [T.sub.4] and [T.sub.3] and is made from animal thyroid glands (brand names Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid, and Westhroid).
Desiccated thyroid is derived from thyroids of slaughtered pigs (Armour Thyroid, Thyrolar) or cows, and may contain a variable T3:T4 ratio that also may provide a higher ratio of T3 than physiologically required.