Thymus Gland Hormone
The Location and Function of the Thymus Gland
- The location of the thymus gland is the upper frontal area of the chest (just behind the sternum as well as between the lungs)
- At puberty it is said that the thymus gland begins it slow descent by shrinking and becoming replaced by fat.
- The thymus gland is anticipated to weigh at most up to 1 oz by puberty
- The thymus gland has a pinkish-gray colouration and has two lobes
- Thymosin is the major hormone secreted by the thymus.
- The thymus hormone plays a role in stimulating the development of T cells, which are proposed to be “disease fighting”
- The thymus gland is only known to be active up until puberty, yet it has a dual role as both an endocrine and lymphatic gland.
Thymosin and Heart Health