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goitrogen

 [goi´tro-jen]
a goiter-producing agent.

goi·tro·gen

(goy'trō-jen),
Any substance that induces goiter (for example, cabbage, rapeseed).

goi·tro·gen

(goy'trō-jen)
Any substance that induces goiter (e.g., cabbage, rapeseed).

goitrogen

a goiter-producing agent. See also goitrogen-induced goiter.
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This suggests that there might be other goitrogens or factors playing a role besides iodine deficiency that need to be explored.
Countering Goitrogens with Iodine and Iodine as an Anti-Infectious Agent: Uses to Purify Water and for Swimming Pools and Spas
In support of our findings, previous studies have reported hyperactivity in rodent offspring after pre- and postnatal hypothyroidism induced by goitrogens such as PTU (Akaike et al.
Goitrogens are so named because the lack of iodine can result in enlargement of the thyroid, a condition known as goiter.
Many goitrogens are generally members of the brassica family.
Sonia, Donnybrook Dear Sonia, SOME foods contain natural goitrogens,chemicals that cause the thyroid gland to enlarge.
AMEMBERS of the brassica family, such as cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, Brussel sprouts, broccoli and turnips, contain substances known as goitrogens (goitre forming) that interfere with the action of iodine and may make symptoms of an underactive thyroid worse.
Chalmers also warns against chemicals called goitrogens that could cause problems for those taking thyroid medication.
4]) levels, but no studies have reported individual measures of thyroid function and these goitrogens in infants.
The seeds contain also bioactive proteins such as [alpha]-amylase, cytochrome, lectin, lipoxygenase, urease, TI, secondary metabolites including isoflavones, saponins, phytic acid, oligosaccharides and goitrogens (Friedman and Brandon, 2001).
There are two types of goitrogens described, one type which interferes with iodine uptake by the thyroid gland and include thiocyanate and perchlorate, while the other type are substances which inhibits the thyroid organic binding and coupling i.