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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.

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
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In addition to demographic data, we compiled information on the 8 patients' risk factors for thyroid cancer, ultrasonographic findings, the presence or absence of thyrotoxic symptoms, and whether the patient had an autonomously functioning toxic nodule (AFTN), Graves disease, or a toxic multinodular goiter.
Propylthiouracil is prescribed for patients diagnosed with Graves' disease with hyperthyroidism or toxic multinodular goiter who cannot tolerate methimazole (U.
131]I has continued to remain as mainstay of therapy for hyperthyroidism including Graves' disease, toxic multinodular goiter and autonomous toxic nodule.
For the purpose of further analysis, patients with solitary toxic adenoma and toxic multinodular goiter were combined into a toxic nodular goiter group.
Christianson saw four patients who had developed thyroid disease (two with toxic multinodular goiter, one with Graves' disease, and one with hypothyroidism secondary to Hashimoto's thyroiditis) after starting high-dose iodine.