The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland that is located in the lower front of the neck, just above the collarbone. The thyroid’s job is to make thyroid hormones, which are released into the blood and then carried to every tissue in the body. In children, thyroid hormone helps to ensure that growth and development occur normally and that the body’s energy, metabolism, heart, muscles, and other organs are working properly.


La glándula tiroides es una glándula endocrina con forma de mariposa que se encuentra en la parte frontal inferior del cuello, justo encima de la clavícula. El trabajo de la tiroides es producir hormonas tiroideas, que se liberan en la sangre y luego se transportan a todos los tejidos del cuerpo. En los niños, la hormona tiroidea ayuda a garantizar que el crecimiento y el desarrollo se desarrollen normalmente y que la energía, el metabolismo, el corazón, los músculos y otros órganos del cuerpo funcionen correctamente.

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