Thyroid Lobes & Parathyroid Gland

In the thyroid gland there are a right lobe, a left lobe and a central portion called the isthmus, describes Dr. Robert Udelsman, Chief of Endocrine Surgery with Miami Cancer Institute, who affirms people can live fine with a half of the thyroid.

The parathyroid gland produces a parathyroid hormone that goes into the blood it circulates and it binds to receptors and it affects the calcium metabolism of the body.

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