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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.
See also: german, goiter

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!
See also: goiter

German goiter

verb
See also: german, goiter
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Persistence of goitre despite oral iodine supplementation in goitrous children with iron deficiency anaemia in Cote d Ivorie.
Treatment of iron deficiency in goitrous children improves the efficacy of iodized salt in Cote d' Ivoire.
Thyroid function test results for relatives and patients with congenital goitrous hypothyroidism and organification defect.
Thyroperoxidase gene mutations in congenital goitrous hypothyroidism with total and partial iodide organification defect.
In the course of the work in various neighborhoods, family histories naturally were widely discussed, children reported other cases of goiter occurring in other members of their families, and finally careful studies of the family history of the goitrous pupils were made exhaustively in certain selected neighborhoods, with the interesting finding that almost universally the percentage of goiter in the mothers of goitrous children was much higher than that in the rest of the community.
Moreover, because goitrous changes in the thyroid gland or the development of thyroid nodules often do not alter thyroid function, a TSH concentration within the reference interval in a patient with one of these structural abnormalities provides only part of the necessary information and does not mean that the patient's thyroid condition is innocuous.
The handling of moderately excessive iodide loads by normal and goitrous human thyroid glands.
Antibodies producing complement-mediated thyroid cytotoxicity in patients with atrophic or goitrous autoimmune thyroiditis.