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Toxic agents, present in food which interfere with thyroxine synthesis, lead to the development of
  1. cretinism  
  2. simple goitre        
  3. thyrotoxicosis
  4. toxic goitre           


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The correct option is B simple goitre        

Toxic agents in food which interfere with thyroxine synthesis will lead to simple goitre. Simple goitre, also called endemic goitre, is characterized by enlarged thyroid gland which brings about a swelling in the neck region. Thyrotoxicosis and toxic goitre are under the category of hyperthyroidism.

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