Thymus Gland


Engelsk definition

A single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the MEDIASTINUM, extending superiorly into the neck to the lower edge of the THYROID GLAND and inferiorly to the fourth costal cartilage. It is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life. By puberty, it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.

Svenska synonymer

Halsbräss Tymus

Engelska synonymer

Gland, Thymus Glands, Thymus Thymus Glands Thymus