• Thymus vulgaris L., or garden thyme, with narrow small leaves and clusters of tubular mauve flowers, is used mainly in cookery. (dp.ua)
  • Chemical composition, antibacterial and antioxidant activities of thyme essential oil (Thymus vulgaris). (dp.ua)
  • Thymus vulgaris L. is a member of the Lamiaceae (mint family) and according to Mabberley thyme is distributed from the West Mediterranean to South East Italy. (reading.ac.uk)
  • The study to be published August 11 (available online on August 10 at 5 p.m.) found that surgical removal of the thymus gland from patients with myasthenia gravis, a rare autoimmune disease that affects neuromuscular function, provides significant benefit in patients who do not have a chest tumor. (buffalo.edu)
  • In a global study of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients' weakness, and their need for immunosuppressive drugs. (enewspf.com)
  • Moreover about 30 percent of people who have a thymoma, a thymus tumor, also suffer from myasthenia gravis and removal of the tumor alleviates the myasthenic symptoms. (enewspf.com)
  • Thymus gland abnormalities - The thymus is critical in the development of the immune system. (childrens.com)
  • Over the last 50 years, many studies suggested that the thymus, an organ in the chest involved with immune cell development during childhood, regulates production of antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor and that removing the thymus reduced symptoms. (enewspf.com)
  • Acetylcholine receptors found in the thymus may trigger the immune system to generate antibodies that circulate through the blood stream and block the receptors in the patients' muscles. (enewspf.com)
  • In a very small number of patients with 22q deletion syndrome (DiGeorge Syndrome, VCFS), the thymus is completely absent, so patients are more susceptible to infection due to low T-cell count. (childrens.com)
  • This major surgical procedure aims to remove most of the thymus, which requires opening of a patient's chest. (enewspf.com)
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