endemic goitre

Peters, Michael
June 2004
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p266
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An encyclopedia entry for "endemic goitre" is presented. It is a type of goitre, a swelling of the neck due to enlargement of the thyroid gland, that occurs due to a deficiency of iodine in the diet. Iodine is vital for the production of the thyroid hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine. endemic goitre can be treated using dietary measures alone.


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