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Goiter: Introduction

Goiter: A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most goiters are caused by not enough iodine ... more about Goiter.

Goiter: Swollen neck thyroid gland. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Goiter is available below.

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A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most goiters are caused by not enough iodine in the diet. Iodine is a substance found in shellfish and iodized salt. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

Definitions of Goiter:

Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC). - (Source - Diseases Database)

Abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from under-production or over-production of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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