Definition of thyroglobulin in English:

thyroglobulin

Syllabification: thy·ro·glob·u·lin
Pronunciation: /ˌTHīrōˈgläbyəlin
 
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noun

Biochemistry
  • A protein present in the thyroid gland, from which thyroid hormones are synthesized.
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    • Chronic stimulation of the receptor causes an increase in the synthesis of a major thyroid hormone precursor, thyroglobulin.
    • The test measures a protein known as thyroglobulin, which is made by thyroid-cancer cells.
    • The tissue specific expression of thyroglobulin and parathyroid hormone is commonly used for diagnosis and follow up of patients with thyroid cancer.

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