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  • The thyroid is located in front of the neck, below the larynx (voice box).
  • My zoology thesis was a functional analysis of the thyroid gland of the three-toed sloth.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I asked, surprised at the anger in his thyroid eyes.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • Horace Whaley’s eyes bulged—his thyroid gland was overactive—and swam, too, behind his spectacles.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • Nobody just knows stuff like the thyroid is located behind the breastbone.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • She had thyroid problems, bad nerves and high blood pressure.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • And, later on, other forms of cancer besides leukemia, with longer periods of latency, were showing up at higher than normal rates: carcinomas of the thyroid, the lungs, the breast, the salivary glands, the stomach, the liver, the urinary tract, and the male and female reproductive organs.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • She has the alarmed, slightly pop-eyed look that signals either an overly nervous disposition or a disease of the thyroid.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Stroking his chin, drawling in the ecstasy of being erudite, Kennicott inquired, "Say, doctor, what success have you had with thyroid for treatment of pains in the legs before child-birth?"
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • The clinic has disfigurations, leukemias, thyroid cancers, immune systems that do not function.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld

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  • He had finished the appendectomy, then two gastro-jejunostomies for peptic ulcer, three hernia repairs, one hydrocele, a subtotal thyroid resection, and a skin graft, but by his standards it had been tortuously slow.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Thyroid originally but with an impressive and long-settled satellite colony in my lungs.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Sweet sixteen and never been kissed is bad enough, but to be Thyroid Mary on top of it?
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • "Sir," I answered, dropping into my rack and kicking my shoes off onto the floor, "do you have a thyroid condition?
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Thyroid with mets in my lungs.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I told Augustus the broad outline of my miracle: diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer when I was thirteen.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Not the thyroid.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • But my mom knew more about differentiated thyroid carcinoma in adolescents than most oncologists.) "So you’ll come," I said.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
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