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German goiter

A large distended belly, as might result from heavy consumption of beer. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I'd like to run a marathon some day, but first I need to do something about this German goiter of mine.
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Milwaukee goiter

and German goiter (mɪlˈwɔki ˈgoɪdɚ and ˈdʒɚmən ˈgoɪdɚ)
n. a beer belly. (Refers to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a major beer-brewing city, and to Germany.) By the time he was twenty-six, he was balding and had a Milwaukee goiter that would tip him over if he turned too fast. If you want to get rid of that German goiter, stop drinking beer!
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German goiter

verb
See also: german, goiter
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High prevalence of diffuse goiter detected by ultrasound in children and adolescents in the relatively uncontaminated Brest region (27.
It is important to gauge the total amount of colloid in relation to the presence of any microfollicular groups because benign goiters can show a few microfollicular groups in the presence of a large amount of colloid (from predominantly macrofollicular groups).
Thyroidectomy's effects on OSA in patients with goiter have been previously documented in several cases studies.
1) Graves' disease and toxic nodular goiter are the commonest causes of hyperthyroidism.
Note: While most goiters suggest low iodine, other conditions can occasionally be at fault, such as the overactive thyroid of Graves' disease.
Radioactive iodine (I-131) has been used, primarily in Europe, to decrease thyroid volume in patients with euthyroid goiters (40-60% volume reduction).
The prevalence of goiter is high in the region of Turkey where the study was conducted, and could be related to the incidence of hormone-dependent neoplasms in general, Dr.
A clue that the body is not receiving enough iodine is a condition called goiter (GOY-tur).
Today we take iodized salt for granted, as do the residents of the developed countries of the world, but the World Health Organization estimates that as many as 200 million persons in underdeveloped countries are suffering from iodine deficient goiters, with cretinism attendant in many children in these areas.
Discordant results were seen in 4 cases (3 goiters and 1 FTC) that were negative on core but positive in the whole section.
Goiters were considered giant if they weighed at least 10 g/kg of body weight and if they had been present for at least 10 years.
3) In this review, we discuss an approach that may be adopted in the primary care setting to man age thyroid nodules and multinodular goiters.
Recently, goiters discovered among a group of Peace Corps volunteers in Africa were linked epidemiologically to the use of iodine resin filters for water disinfection (20).
In a 1991 study by Japanese researchers at the Ishizuki Thyroid Clinic, half of 17 healthy adult participants developed goiters following three months of eating 30 grams of soybeans a day.
In a small percentage of the cases, these goiters, without causing any pain or disturbance of health, go on increasing steadily in size until they reach the size of a clenched fist or even that of a muskmelon.