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  • Diagram of the human thyroid gland.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 17 September 2009 Size: 25 KB Referencing Hub media

    The thyroid gland is situated in the neck region of the body, attached to the upper portion of the trachea. Its main function is to produce the hormone thyroxine, which has an important role in regulating body metabolism.

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