Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Nov
17
2010

thymus gland

The thymus gland lies at the root of the neck behind the breastbone. It grows from birth to puberty and then starts to diminish in size but remains active. Its main function is the formation of T-lymphocytes which are an essential part of the immune system.