Histological Features of the Thyroid Gland

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Histological Features of the Thyroid Gland

Histologically, the thyroid gland is organized as epithelial cells surrounding colloid-containing pools, called follicles. The colloid is rich in thyroglobulin, a protein possessing many tyrosine residues to which iodine molecules attach to form the thyroid hormones.

Thyroid follicles