goitre goitre


  • (n) abnormally enlarged thyroid gland; can result from underproduction or overproduction of hormone or from a deficiency of iodine in the diet



  1. Evidence has been accumulating to establish definitely the fact that goitre is due to a deficiency of iodin in the food and water taken into the body.
  2. The pancreas, an adjunct to the bowels, produces insulin whose dramatic influence on diabetes matches the dramatic effect of iodine on goitre.
  3. In front of her larynx a goitre grew for 15 years and checked her wind power, finally reducing it 50%.

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  • "I just thought I was getting a fat neck like my dad. Or perhaps I had a goitre," Amer says.
    on Aug 24, 2008 By: Bree Amer Source: NEWS.com.au

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