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Definition of Goiter

Goiter: A noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid gland. With a goiter, the levels of thyroid hormones may be normal (euthyroid), elevated (hyperthyroidism), or decreased (hypothyroidism).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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