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(Science: endocrinology) induction of thyrotoxicosis in a previously euthyroid individual as a result of exposure to large quantities of iodine.
It occurs most often in areas of endemic iodine-deficient goiter and in patients with multinodular goiter. It can also can develop following use of iodine-containing agents for diagnostic studies.
Synonym: iodine-induced hyperthyroidism.
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