goiter


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Related to goiter: colloid goiter, toxic goiter, multinodular goiter

goi·ter

 (goi′tər)
n.
A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck, that is often associated with iodine deficiency. Also called struma.

[French goitre, back-formation from Old French goitron, throat, gullet, from Vulgar Latin *guttūriō, guttūriōn-, from Latin guttur.]

goi′trous (-trəs) adj.

goi•ter

(ˈgɔɪ tər)

n.
an enlargement of the thyroid gland on the front and sides of the neck.
Also, esp. Brit.,goi′tre.
[1615–25; < French goitre « Latin guttur throat]
goi′trous (-trəs) adj.

goi·ter

(goi′tər)
An enlarged thyroid gland, visible as a swelling at the front of the neck. It is often associated with a diet that contains too little iodine.

goiter

An abnormal growth of thyroid tissue due to lack of iodine, causing a bulge in the neck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goiter - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandgoiter - abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
Translations

goi·ter

n. bocio, engrosamiento de la glándula tiroides;
congenital ______ congénito;
endemic, colloid ______ endémico, coloide;
exophtalmic ______ exoftálmico;
toxic ______ tóxico (de síntomas similares a la tirotoxicosis);
wandering ______ móvil.

goiter

n bocio; toxic multinodular — bocio multinodular tóxico
References in classic literature ?
I haven't seen a goiter in this whole canton that I couldn't put in a hat.
In 2007, Cherinet and Yemane [3] surveyed goiter status and found goiter rate among 15 to 49 year old women to be 35.
Coverage progresses from the normal thyroid and assessment of thyroid structure and function, through thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, nontoxic diffuse and multinodular goiter, and thyroid cancers.
When pathologies affecting the remaining thyroid lobe do occur in these patients, the most common are hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and goiter.
One case each of goiter and Graves disease were positive on core and negative on whole section.
A simple or endemic goiter is associated with iodine deficiency due to insufficient iodine intake.
SAN DIEGO -- Women with nontoxic goiter were more than twice as likely to have breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a review of data from 789 women with nontoxic, multinodular goiter, uninodular goiter, or simple goiter, said Dr.
Iodine deficiency (ID) causes goiter and different forms of physical and mental retardation.
The connection between goiter and deficiency of the trace element iodine was confirmed when a family doctor conducted an experiment on schoolgirls in 1916.
Subsequent chapters discuss benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid disease, with topics that include surgical management of substernal goiter, medullary and anaplastic thyroid cancer, and reoperation for hyperparathyroidism.
2004) can be identified from thyroid hormone and goiter data in a sensitive population.
Surgical thyroid ablation may be necessary in patients who fail to respond to radioactive iodine therapy and in patients with multinodular goiter.