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Definition of Thyroglobulin

Thyroglobulin: A protein that is found primarily in the thyroid gland. Some thyroglobulin can be found in the blood, and this amount may be measured after thyroid surgery to determine whether thyroid cancer has recurred. Abbreviated Tg.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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