Thymus Gland, Adult, Anatomy
|Title:||Thymus Gland, Adult, Anatomy|
Anatomy of the thymus gland; drawing shows the thymus gland in the upper chest under the breastbone. Also shown are the ribs, lungs, and heart.
Anatomy of the thymus gland. The thymus gland is a small organ that lies in the upper chest under the breastbone. It makes white blood cells, called lymphocytes, which protect the body against infections.
|Topics/Categories:||Anatomy -- Respiratory/Thoracic System|
|Type:||Color, Medical Illustration|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Terese Winslow (Illustrator)|
|Date Created:||May 14, 2012|
|Date Added:||May 29, 2012|
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow