The thymus gland is made of lymph tissue and helps make substances
(antibodies) that help the body fight infection. It is located in the upper
chest at the bottom of the neck, behind the breastbone.
The thymus gland produces antibodies during childhood and is
largest during puberty. In adulthood it becomes smaller and is gradually taken
over by fat tissue.
June 5, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
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