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goitre

(ˈɡɔɪtə) or

goiter

n
(Pathology) pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
[C17: from French goitre, from Old French goitron, ultimately from Latin guttur throat]
ˈgoitred, ˈgoitered adj
ˈgoitrous adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goitre - abnormally enlarged thyroid glandgoitre - 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

goitre

goiter (US) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] Nbocio m

goitre

[ˈgɔɪtər] goiter (US) ngoitre mgo-kart [ˈgəʊkɑːrt] n = go-cartgo-karting [ˈgəʊkɑːrtɪŋ] n = go-carting

goitre

, (US) goiter
nKropf m

goitre

goi£ter (Am) [ˈgɔɪtəʳ] ngozzo
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Longstanding multinodular goitre has been suggested as predisposing factor in some cases, since areas with iodine deficiency related endemic goitre have a high incidence of follicular carcinoma.
7 The Black Sea region is a mountainous region which has been known to suffer from some of trace element deficiency and it is also a centre of endemic goitre in Turkey.
Definition of endemic goitre and cretinism, classification of goitre size and severity of endemias, and survey techniques.
Endemic goitre in schoolchildren in high and low altitude areas of Asir region, Saudi Arabia.
6,7] Nodular goitre can occur as a result of an endemic goitre due to iodine deficiency in the soil, water or food.
Selenium and zinc deficiency should be considered in individuals who are found to have iodine deficiency especially in endemic goitre regions.
Endemic goitre in the absence of iodine deficiency in schoolchildren of the Northern Cape Province of South Africa.
To treat the problem of iodine deficiency as a result of poor eating practices (the reason for endemic goitre in Afghanistan which is associated with cretinism and deaf-mutism) table salt has been iodised under a government programme, he says.
A cross sectional study was conducted from May 2006 to July 2006 in four selected Orang Asli villages in Hulu Selangor (Pertak, Gerachi, Kuala Kerling and Sungai Jang) as a high incidence of endemic goitre has been noted in these areas (Noor Hayaati et al.
Iodine deficiency has been shown to be associated with endemic cretinism, endemic goitre and subcretinous mental subnormalities (1).
An estimated 750 million people worldwide are at a risk of iodine-deficiency disorders (IDDs), including endemic goitre, hypothyroidism, endemic cretinism, and congenital anomalies (1,2).
Tribal people suffer from nutritional deficiency diseases like endemic Goitre, Anemia, Pellagra and Beriberi.