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Descriptor English:   Thymus Gland 
Descriptor Spanish:   Timo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Timo 
Synonyms English:   Gland, Thymus
Glands, Thymus
Thymus
Thymus Glands  
Tree Number:   A10.549.750
A15.382.520.604.750
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   diseases: coordinate IM with LYMPHATIC DISEASES (IM); / surg: probably THYMECTOMY; agenesis, aplasia, dysplasia = DIGEORGE SYNDROME; cyst = THYMIC CYST see MEDIASTINAL CYST; THYMOCYTES is available
See Related English:   Bursa of Fabricius
Thymectomy
 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   14338 
Unique Identifier:   D013950 

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