goitre

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goitre

(US), goiter
Pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
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A survey of school children from a severe endemic goitre area in Spain.
Indian cyanogenic plant foods are known to have potent anti-thyroid activity (23) Regular consumption of this type of food affects thyroid physiology and may cause endemic goitre in long run (24).
The ratio is >7 under normal conditions and endemic goitre develops when it reaches a critical threshold of about 324.
Thus the existing dietary supplies of thiocyanate in relation to iodine intake may be a possible aetiological factor for the persistence of endemic goitre in the studied region.
Dietary supplies of iodine and thiocyanate in the etiology of endemic goitre in Tripura.