Goitre (Thyroid Swelling) - Glossary

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Written by S.Pavithra, M.Sc
Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Jan 02, 2020
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Glossary

Diffuse Goitre: Enlargement of the whole thyroid gland making it smooth to touch.

Nodular Goitre: Development of solid or fluid-filled lumps called thyroid nodules inside the thyroid gland.

Hyperthyroidism: A kind of thyroid disease, where excess thyroid hormones are secreted.

Hypothyroidism: A condition where lower than necessary amount of thyroid hormones are secreted.

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