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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Burie and Womberma districts are known for endemic goiter. To make matters worse, the rate of goiter in the districts is on the increase.
This result can be explained as being endemic goiter region of Rize province and East Black Sea region and reference hospital characteristic of our hospital.
Table 1: Clinical history of 73 women with endemic goiter.
Being well-traveled and--versed in European medicine, he knew of contemporary Swiss efforts to remedy their endemic goiter problem by adding small amounts of sodium or potassium iodide to table salt.
"Endemic goiter and endemic thyroid disorders." World / Surg, 1991; 15:205-215.
* an association between endemic goiter and fluoride exposure or enamel fluorosis in human populations; and
Prevalence of Endemic Goiter among Patients Admitted to General Hospitals in Khartoum State.
Population effects of severe iodine deficiency, termed iodine deficiency disorders (IDD's), include endemic goiter, hypothyroidism, cretinism, decreased fertility rate, increased infant mortality, and mental retardation.
Studies have shown that the monotonous ingestion of some species of cassava may cause chronic health problems which include "nutritional neuropathies, endemic goiter and upper motor neuron disease" that causes paralysis.
A new look at old concepts in laboratory evaluation of endemic goiter. In: Dunn JT, Pretell EA, Daza CH, Viteri FE, eds.