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Are the thyroid and the thymus the same thing?

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No, they are not .
  • The thymus is a lymphoid and endocrine (meaning ductless) gland located in the chest cavity behind the sternum (breastbone). It is responsible for the development of the immune system. In addition to producing white blood cells, the thymus produces hormones (e.g., thymosin) that promote maturation of T lymphocytes. Thymus gland is larger in children than in adults and may disappear completely in old age.
  • Lying at the front of the neck , nestled just below the larynx, the endocrine thyroid gland produces hormones that help the body control metabolism. Thyroid hormone is also produced in response to another hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. Thyroid hormones include thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).
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