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exophthalmic goiter

noun, Pathology
1.
enlargement of the thyroid gland accompanied by exophthalmos, usually due to hyperthyroidism.
Origin of exophthalmic goiter
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • One of my patients, a young girl, had several years before been operated on for exophthalmic goiter.

    Outwitting Our Nerves Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
  • I know an exophthalmic goiter woman who brought up four children, and very good, healthy children they are.

    Woman William J. Robinson
  • The children, if not affected by exophthalmic goiter, are liable to be very neurotic.

    Woman William J. Robinson
exophthalmic goiter in Medicine

exophthalmic goiter n.
Any of various forms of hyperthyroidism, such as Graves' disease, involving enlargement of the thyroid gland and protrusion of the eyeballs.

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