Goitrin | definition of goitrin by Medical dictionary
goitrin /goi·trin/ (goi´trin) a goitrogenic substance isolated from rutabagas and turnips.
the goitrogen produced by ruminal degradation of the glucosinolates in Brassica spp. plants. It prevents the organification of iodine by the thyroid.
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Skeletal muscle goitrin
concentration and organ weights in growing pigs fed diets containing rapeseed meal.
Not only thiocyanate but also its precursors such as goitrin
and isothiocyanates have potent antithyroidal/anti-thyroid peroxidase activity (27) and thus iodine supplementation at the present level fails to prevent this condition.