The 3rd pouch contains two wings: the dorsal and ventral wings. Each set of wings develops into a different structure.
The dorsal wings develop into the inferior parathyroids, because this wing rotates in the posterior direction.
The inferior parathyroid glands are formed from the dorsal wing of the 3rd branchial pouch. This gland produces parathyroid hormone, which helps regulate calcium levels in the body.
The 3rd pouch is composed of two ventral wings, which later develop into the thymus.
The ventral wings form the thymus, which is a specialized structure of the immune system, where T-cells mature.
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