[ UK /θˈa‍ɪməs/ ]
  1. a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
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  • Nossal continued his work on B cells and tolerance and brought back from England his outstanding Sydney University contemporary, Jacques Miller, to further explore the immunological significance of the thymus. The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
  • Conclusion: The application of thymus peptide can adjust immunity function effectively in bone tuberculosis patient.
  • This case supports the theory that functional disturbances of the thymus may have a role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Indeed, they are not of any use at all, except that the first becomes the Eustachian tube bringing the ear-passage into connection with the back of the mouth, and that the second and third have to do with the development of a curious organ called the thymus gland. The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4) A Plain Story Simply Told
  • Leukocytes are produced or stored in many locations throughout the body, including the thymus, spleen, and bone marrow.
  • But after about age 40, the thymus "involutes" - or shrinks and ceases to function. Innovations-report
  • Objective : To observe the relation between the lichen sclerosus of vulva and thymus dependent lymphocyte.
  • The lymphatic system comprises the spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes, and lymphatic vessels or channels.
  • Lying a short distance dorsad to the pharynx are seen two small, thick-walled openings, _ty_; these are the rudiments of the thymus glands. Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator
  • About 10% of patients have a benign tumor of the thymus gland, a lymph gland that usually disappears at puberty.
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