Noun(1) abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
(1) a woman with a goitre(2) I had a little goitre too, a thickened neck, and I couldn't look at myself.(3) There may also be swelling of the thyroid gland in the neck - a goitre .(4) the belief that amber necklaces were good for curing goitre(5) It is assumed that most elderly patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism have a multinodular goiter , but several other conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis.(6) Many of the patients in these studies had clinical signs of thyroid disease (e.g., a visible goiter , ophthalmic findings) that prompted testing.(7) In Britain the best recognized region is the Peak District and this is the reason why this goitrous condition is known colloquially as ├ö├ç├┐Derbyshire neck├ö├ç├û: but iodination of table salt has now made it rare.(8) Mice were made goitrous by feeding them a low iodine diet (0.1 ug iodine per day), supplemented with 0.25% propylthiouracil for 10 days, followed by the low iodine diet for another 2 days.(9) Normal immunoglobulin levels have also been found in goitrous cases in other studies.(10) Life changing operations such as hernia repairs and removal of a goiter of the thyroid gland were considered elective, a luxury, but are now being performed free of charge.(11) At 50 weeks mean percentage change in thyroid volume from baseline was -46.6% and only five children remained goitrous .(12) A review of 15 cases of fetal goitrous hypothyroidism in the English literature is presented.
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Different Formsgoitre, goitres
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