enlargement of the thyroid gland, which produces a swelling on the neck
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Pathological swelling in the front of the neck as in - Enlargement of the thyroid â€“ may be overactive, underactive, normal function or cancer. As well as causing problems from over or under activity, an enlarged thyroid can cause pressure on the airway (especially if it extends behind the breast bone) or arteries in the neck. This leads to g
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swelling of the thyroid caused by shortage of iodine in the diet. Also known as Derbyshire neck
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<clinical sign, endocrinology> 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, soybean
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• (n.) An enlargement of the thyroid gland, on the anterior part of the neck; bronchocele. It is frequently associated with cretinism, and is most common in mountainous regions, especially in certain parts of Switzerland.
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enlargement of the thyroid gland, resulting in a prominent swelling in the front of the neck. The normal human thyroid gland weighs 10 to 20 grams ... [7 related articles]
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Goitre or Bronchocele (known in Britain as Derbyshire Neck) is an overgrown or swollen thyroid gland, usually observed as a swelling in the neck. Formerly the disease was endemic in Derbyshire, Switzerland, some parts of France and South America, and in many other parts of the world, chiefly in valleys and elevated plains in mountainous districts.
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Enlargement of the thyroid gland seen as a swelling on the neck. It is most pronounced in simple goitre, which is caused by iodine deficiency. More common is toxic goitre or hyperthyroidism, caused by overactivity of the thyroid gland. According to a World Health Organization survey of 1997 up to 60% of people in some Indian states were sufferi...
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A goitre or goiter (see spelling differences; from the Latin gutteria, struma) is a swelling of the neck or larynx resulting from enlargement of the thyroid gland (thyromegaly), associated with a thyroid gland that is not functioning properly. Worldwide, over 90.54% cases of goitre are caused by iodine deficiency. == Signs and symptoms == Goitre w
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