Definition of Goiter, iodide

Goiter, iodide: A goiter caused by prolonged intake of too much iodine that results in abnormally low thyroid activity (hypothyroidism). Certain foods and medications contain large amounts of iodine. Examples include seaweed; iodine-rich expectorants (Brand names: SSKI and Lugol solution) used in the treatment of cough, asthma, and chronic pulmonary disease; and amiodarone (brand name: Cardorone), an iodine-rich medication used in the control of abnormal heart rhythms.


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