simple goiter


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sim·ple goi·ter

thyroid enlargement unaccompanied by constitutional effects, for example, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, commonly caused by inadequate dietary intake of iodine.

simple goiter

Etymology: L, simplex, not mixed, guttur, sore throat
a goiter not accompanied by signs or symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

simple goiter

Endocrinology A goiter caused by ↓ thyroid hormone, resulting in compensatory hypertrophy Types Endemic–aka colloid goiter, sporadic

sim·ple goi·ter

(simp'ĕl goy'tĕr)
Thyroid enlargement unaccompanied by constitutional effects, e.g., hypo- or hyperthyroidism, commonly caused by inadequate dietary intake of iodine.

sim·ple goi·ter

(simp'ĕl goy'tĕr)
Thyroid enlargement unaccompanied by constitutional effects, commonly caused by inadequate dietary intake of iodine.
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But so far these apparently bad results have been few in number and scarcely at all in excess of the normal 1 to 2 per cent of all cases of simple goiter which experience has shown may take on the more serious forms.
But this relief and clearing up of simple goiter is only a part of the health benefits of the new balanced ration.
Some of the pupils objected slightly to the bitter salt taste; but they didn't insist upon their opposition when it was discovered that in about three months' time the number of simple goiters among them--that is to say, of enlargement of the thyroid gland, which could readily be seen--had decreased from seventy-five to about twenty; and further trial showed that this improvement could be increased to complete cure by keeping up the remedy in the same doses for about six weeks twice each year.