Definition of Iodine deficiency
Iodine deficiency: A lack of sufficient iodine in the diet, which can lead to inadequate production of thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) and enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter). Since the addition of iodine to table salt became common, iodine deficiency has rarely been seen in the US.
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012
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