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Thyroid facts for kids

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The thyroid is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. This gland is found in the neck below the mouth (see number 3 in the picture on the right). The thyroid controls how quickly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.

Endocrine system
Adrenal gland - Corpus luteum - Hypothalamus - Ovaries - Pancreas - Parathyroid gland - Pineal gland - Pituitary gland - Testes - Thyroid gland - Hormone

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Glándula tiroides para niños

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