Definition of thyroglobulin in English:
noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A protein present in the thyroid gland, from which thyroid hormones are synthesized.
- 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.
Definition of thyroglobulin in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan