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Thymus Gland

"Thymus Gland" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Thymus Gland" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Thymus Gland" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 754 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 41 publications in 1999
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.