goitrogens


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goitrogens (goi´trōjenz),

n.pl the agents such as thiouracil and related antithyroid compounds that are capable of producing 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.
Goitrogens are so named because the lack of iodine can result in enlargement of the thyroid, a condition known as goiter.
Effects of iodized salt consumption on goiter prevalence in Isfahan: the possible role of goitrogens.
Many goitrogens are generally members of the brassica family.
Various factors such as iodine deficiency, goitrogens, radiation, genetic factors and certain food items have been implicated for the development of multinodular goitre.
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.
This suggests that inadequate iodide intake aggravated by goitrogens, not excess iodide, was the cause of this condition.
Brassicas contain goitrogens, naturally-occurring substances in certain foods that can interfere with the function of the thyroid gland.
Certain foods, including broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips and soy, contain compounds called goitrogens, which are known to interfere with thyroid function.
The effect of acute treatment with two goitrogens on plasma thyroid hormones, testosterone and testicular morphology in adult male rats.