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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.
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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.
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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.
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goiter

An abnormal growth of thyroid tissue due to lack of iodine, causing a bulge in the neck.
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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
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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.
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goiter

n bocio; toxic multinodular — bocio multinodular tóxico
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References in periodicals archive ?
Radioiodine treatment of Plummer and multinodular toxic and nontoxic goiter disease by the first approximation dosimetry method.
It is the main cause of nontoxic goiter.2, 3 Introduction of iodine in diet might be the reason for increase in number of iodine related hyperthyroidism.4
Five-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial of total thyroidectomy versus Dunhill operation versus bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy for multinodular nontoxic goiter. World J Surg 2010;34(6):1203-13.
Surgery may be indicated for thyroid cancer or nodules suspected for malignancy, for multinodular toxic or nontoxic goiter with compressive symptoms, and for Graves' disease especially when radioactive treatment is refused by the patient or is contraindicated.