Answer :

Thymus gland is present in front of the sternum between the lungs. This gland is large in size at the time of birth and helps in the maturation of T-lymphocytes. If thymus gland is removed from the body of a person T-lymphocytes would not be able to mature. This would compromise the immune system and the individual would be more susceptible to various diseases.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.
Try our Mini CourseMaster Important Topics in 7 DaysLearn from IITians, NITians, Doctors & Academic Experts
Dedicated counsellor for each student
24X7 Doubt Resolution
Daily Report Card
Detailed Performance Evaluation
caricature
view all courses
RELATED QUESTIONS :

How do cytokine bBiology - Board Papers

In the metropolitBiology - Exemplar