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Thyrotropin releasing hormone

Hypothalamic hormone that controls TSH production by the pituitary.


Thyroid stimulating hormone, thyrotropin

Pituitary hormone that controls T4 and T3 production by the thyroid gland.


An abnormal growth.

Tumors may be benign or malignant by cell type, or life-threatening by their location.

Tumor Marker

Substances found in blood or other fluids that identify the presence of a tumor, and/or the tumor type.

Often measured in blood.


(Superior, middle, or inferior.) Bony prominences in the nasal passageway.

A bone in the nose that is situated along the side wall of the nose and is covered by mucous membrane.

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