Of or pertaining to a goitrogen

The present studies demonstrate that iodine depletion increases the sensitivity of the thyroid to the goitrogenic effects of thyrotropin.

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  • goitrogenic — adjective Date: 1929 producing or tending to produce goiter • goitrogenicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goitrogenic — /goy treuh jen ik/, adj. tending to produce goiter. Also, goitrogenous /goy troj euh neuhs/. [1925 30; GOIT(E)R + O + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

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