toxic goiter


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tox·ic goi·ter

a goiter that forms an excessive secretion, causing signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

toxic goiter

an enlargement of the thyroid gland associated with exophthalmia and systemic disease. See also Graves' disease, thyroiditis.

tox·ic goi·ter

(tok'sik goy'tĕr)
A goiter that forms an excessive secretion, causing signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism.

toxic goiter

An exophthalmic goiter or a goiter in which there is an excessive production of the thyroid hormone.
See also: goiter
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The most common form (n=269; 53%) of thyrotoxicosis was GD with diffuse toxic goiter, followed by toxic MNG (n=102; 20.
Iodine was used in the treatment of toxic goiter as early as 1840 by Von Basedow (53) and in 1854 by Stokes.
Unlike toxic goiters, they develop as a way for the body to compensate for a variety of hypothyroid-producing conditions, such as inadequate dietary iodine or excessive consumption of certain foods and drugs that decrease hormone synthesis.
Nine months previously, she had undergone a total thyroidectomy for diffuse toxic goiter, which had been diagnosed on the basis of clinical features and ultrasonography.