More food-derived medical terminology: Peaches and cream

Peaches – image from Wikimedia Commons

We continue where we left off in the land of culinary medical metaphors: Humans are known to form organisations which study tissues that weigh only 20 – 30 grams. That’s the average mass of the thyroid gland in an adult which is located in the neck region.

Sometimes under activity of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) can result in a skin color that resembles peaches and cream in look.

BONUS: Here are a peaches and cream song and recipe