Question by  martinialazay (1)

what does the thyroid gland do?


Answer by  Mlh1981 (25)

The thyroid gland is a very important gland in the body. Not only does it regulate the metabolism but it also controls how your body burns energy and it even controls how your body reacts to other hormones. Amazingly all this is done by a hormone released by the thyroid.


Answer by  Jennifer (21)

The major function of the thyroid gland, located at the center of your neck, is to produce thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is one of the major regulators of your body's metabolism. For example, if you have hypothyroidism (too low of levels of the thyroid hormone), you have decreased metabolic activity. Thus, these patients are usually overweight and feel fatigued.


Answer by  SuzyQ (17)

A pair of butterfly-shaped glands located at the base of the neck, the thyroid gland produces hormones that assist the body in maintaining temperature, metabolism and organ function.


Answer by  Anonymous

what does the Pituitary gland do?

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