Definition of Goitre

1. Noun. Abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet.

Exact synonyms: Goiter, Struma, Thyromegaly
Generic synonyms: Disease

Definition of Goitre

1. Noun. An enlargement of the front and sides of the neck caused by inflammation of the thyroid gland. ¹

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Definition of Goitre

1. goiter [n -S] - See also: goiter

Medical Definition of Goitre

1. An enlargement of the thyroid gland that is usually visible as a swelling in the anterior portion of the neck. Simple goitre occurs when the thyroid gland is unable to meet the demands of the body (for example iodine deficiency). The thyroid gland compensates by enlarging. Some foods such as cabbage, soybeans, peanuts, peaches, radishes and spinach contain substances that decrease thyroid production. Some medications such as lithium, cobalt and phenylbutazone can also decrease thyroid hormone production. (10 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Goitre

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"Fatal Asystole in Exophthalmic goitre. ... developed exophthalmic goitre during convales- ence from an attack of acute articular rheumatism, and who died in ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"K. THYROIDECTOMY FOR RELIEF OF EXOPHTHALMIC goitre. Annales del Circulo Med. Argentine, Oct. isth, 1596. Dr. Atonio Gandolfo reports a case of Basedow's ..."

3. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra (1908)
"CONGENITAL goitre Congenital goitre requires special discussion. Although rather commonly observed, congenital goitre generally shows itself as a temporary ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1913)
"While these cases were not all such as we would now diagnosticate exophthalmic goitre, they were all toxic and probably contained as high a percentage of ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The size to which goitrous growths may attain is extraordinary, Alibert recording cases of goitre where the tumor not only enormously enlarged the neck but ..."

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