goiter

(redirected from diffuse goiter)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
Diagnosis of HT was made with clinically diagnosed hypothyroidism, presence of diffuse goiter on B-mode US, TPOAb and/or TgAb positivity.
131]I), hypothyroidism, and simple diffuse goiter suggest a misunderstanding of our study findings.
Problems in management of solitary nodule and diffuse goiter.
Four weeks before admission, the patient's primary care physician found a diffuse goiter and ordered thyroid hormone testing (Table 1).
Ophthalmopathy was associated with diffuse goiter in 97 (71%) patients; MNG in 19 (14%); no goiter in 15 (11%); and solitary nodule in 6 (4.
In diffuse goiter all the thyroid gland is uniformly enlarged while in nodular goiter, distinct nodules are formed.
Thyroid enlargement in the form of solitary, multinodular or diffuse goiter is inexplicably frequent surgical problem and affect approximately one-third of adult world population1.
It manifests clinically as hyperthyroidism with diffuse goiter, exophthalmus, proximal muscle weakness, and pretibial myxedema.

Full browser ?