1) Thyroid Gland(throat ball):
: Endocrine System; Releases hormones that control the metabolism (the way the body uses energy). The thyroid’s hormones regulate vital body functions, including breathing, heart rate, body weight, muscle strength, etc. The glands produce, storer, and release hormones into the bloodstream so the hormones can reach the body’s cells. It uses iodine from the foods you eat to make 2 main hormones, Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4).
2) Thymus Glands: : Immune and Endocrine System; It serves a vital role in the training and development of T-lymphocytes/ T-cells (type of white blood cell). T cells defend the body from pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The thymus receives immature T-cells that are produced in the red bone marrow and trains them into functional and mature T cells which only attack foreign cells. The thymus also produces and secretes thymosin, a hormone necessary for T cell development and production.
3) Trachea: : Respiratory System; It connects the larynx to the bronchi of the lungs. It has the vital function of providing air flow to and from the lungs for respiration. Contains mucus that traps particles to keep the respiratory system clean.
Created on: 4/20/2017
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