Pig Defs - Thyroid gland A two-lobed endocrine gland found...

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Thyroid gland - A two-lobed endocrine gland found in all vertebrates, located in front of and on either side of the trachea in human beings, and producing various hormones, such as triiodothyronine and calcitonin. Soft palate - The movable fold, consisting of muscular fibers enclosed in mucous membrane that is suspended from the rear of the hard palate and closes off the nasal cavity from the oral cavity during swallowing or sucking. Hard palate - The relatively hard, bony anterior portion of the palate. Thymus Gland - Gland located on the upper area of the heart. Trachea - A thin-walled tube of cartilaginous and membranous tissue descending from the larynx to the bronchi and carrying air to the lungs. Also called windpipe Kidney - Either one of a pair of organs in the dorsal region of the vertebrate abdominal cavity, functioning to maintain proper water and electrolyte balance, regulate acid-base concentration, and filter the blood of metabolic wastes, which are then excreted as urine. Larynx - The part of the respiratory tract between the pharynx and the trachea, having walls of cartilage and muscle and containing the vocal cords enveloped in folds of mucous membrane.
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