diffuse goiter


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dif·fuse goi·ter

goiter in which the morbid process involves the whole gland, as opposed to nodular goiter or thyroid adenoma.

diffuse goiter

an enlargement of all parts of the thyroid gland. Symptoms are those of hyperthyroidism.

diffuse goiter

A goiter in which the thyroid tissue is diffuse, in contrast to its nodular form as in adenomatous goiter.
See also: goiter
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02) and among subjects without diffuse goiter compared with subjects with diffuse goiter (p = 0.
The mechanism behind increased iodine-uptake-associated of diffuse goiter in GD is unknown, but several mechanisms could be involved.
Specifically, the ERR per gray tended to increase with decreasing age at exposure and to be higher in females than in males; it was elevated throughout the observation period and did not vary meaningfully by time since exposure; and ERR per gray was somewhat higher for those who did not take iodine prophylaxis in 1986 or had diffuse goiter or higher levels of serum TG at the first screening examination.
12-14 years after the accident), we found that the I-131-related risks tended to be higher among individuals with diffuse goiter or with higher levels of serum TG, but not in individuals with lower concentration of urinary iodine.

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