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Parathyroid Glands
...  posterior portion of the lateral lobes of the thyroid gland is covered with small parathyroid glands. Numbering four, these glands are set in pairs (either superior or inferior). They are a cross between yellow and brown and are sized 3 to 8 millimeters (in length), 2 to 5 millimeters (in width) and 1 ½ millimeters (in depth). When examined under the microscope, the parathyroid glands  ...

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