endemic goiter


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endemic goiter

[en′dem·ik ′gȯid·ər]
(medicine)
Goiter peculiar to areas that are iodine-poor in food, water, or soil.
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Endemic goiter is caused by iodine deficiency as well as other multiple factors resulting in variations in the prevalence observed between areas, where iodine intake is scarcely below normal.
Cyanide is a highly toxic element and has been implicated as a causative agent in certain diseases such as Leber's optical atrophy, tobacco amblyopia, Tropical Ataxic Neuropathy [TAN], endemic goiter and cretinism syndrome [12].
A simple or endemic goiter is associated with iodine deficiency due to insufficient iodine intake.
During the worldwide campaign to eliminate endemic goiter and associated cretinism, Stanbury et al.