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What is toxic goiter?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Goiter occurs when your thyroid gland enlarges. A goiter is toxic when it produces an excess of thyroid hormones. These hormones disrupt bodily functions regulated by your thyroid.

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