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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!
See also: goiter

German goiter

verb
See also: german, goiter
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In the present study, anaemia and iron deficiency as assessed by serum ferritin levels were significantly more prevalent in goitrous children than in controls in both the age groups (6 to 12 and 13 to 16 yr) and serum ferritin levels negatively correlated with the presence of goitre.
Contrary to the previous observations that smoking (both active and passive) is an important goitrogen (32), there was no difference in the incidence of active and passive smoking between goitrous children and controls in our study.
Table 3 shows the prevalence of positive antibodies among the goitrous and non-goitrous people in Isfahan.
Compound heterozygous mutations in the thyroglobulin gene (1143deIC and 6725G[right arrow]A[R2223H]) resulting in fetal goitrous hypothyroidism.
All that is needed is to give to each growing child about five grains of iodine each year, or less than one-tenth of a teaspoonful, and this incredibly small amount may be sufficient to make all the difference between his growing up goitrous and retarded in his school work and with a 2 per cent risk of the serious exophthalmic form, and being strong, vigorous, and healthy.
The prevalence of iron deficiency between goitrous and normal children was compared by chi-square test.
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.
Management options for solitary thyroid nodules in an endemic goitrous area.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis is now classified as goitrous autoimmune thyroiditis because the gland is enlarged, in distinction to atrophic autoimmune thyroiditis where atrophy and fibrosis are predominant.
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.
41) "I have observed goitrous patients who have been greatly affected by the treatment: acceleration of the pulse, palpitations, dry frequent cough, insomnia, rapid emaciation, loss of strength, in others only swelling of the legs or tremor of a painful hardening of the goiter, sometimes a shrinkage of the breast, remarkable and sustained increase in appetite.
The handling of moderately excessive iodide loads by normal and goitrous human thyroid glands.
Thyroid cancer and thyroiditis in the goitrous region of Salta, Argentina, before and after iodine prophylaxis.