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Introduction: Goitre

Description of Goitre

Goitre (medical condition): Swollen neck thyroid gland...more »

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  »Introduction: Goiter
  »Symptoms of Goiter
  »Causes of Goiter
  »Treatments for Goiter

Goitre: 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

Goitre: 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).
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Goitre: Related Topics

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Goitre as a Disease

Goitre: Another name for Goiter (or close medical condition association).
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  »Symptoms of Goiter
  »Causes of Goiter
  »Treatments for Goiter

Goitre: Related Diseases

Goitre: Goitre is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Causes of Goitre

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Symptoms of Goitre (Goiter)

Some of the symptoms of Goitre incude:

Treatments for Goitre (Goiter)

Treatments for Goitre (Goiter) include:

Treatment of Goitre: For more treatment information about Goitre, see treatment of Goiter (Goitre)

Goitre: Article Excerpts about Goiter

A swollen thyroid is called a goiter . Most goiters are caused... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Thyroid Cancer: NCI)

Goitre as a Symptom

Goitre (symptom): A swelling in the neck due to an enlarged thyroid....more »

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Goitre: Related Disease Topics

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Broader terms for Goitre

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Hierarchical classifications of Goitre

The following list attempts to classify Goitre into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • disease
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

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