hypothyroidism

hypothyroidism
[ˌhʌɪpəʊ'θʌɪrɔɪdɪz(ə)m]
noun Medicine abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development.
Derivatives
hypothyroid noun & adjective

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  • hypothyroidism — [hī΄pōthī′roid iz΄əm] n. 1. deficient activity of the thyroid gland 2. the disorder resulting from this, characterized by a retarded rate of metabolism and resulting sluggishness, puffiness, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Hypothyroidism — Infobox Disease Name = Hypothyroidism Caption = Thyroxine (T4) normally produced in 20:1 ratio to triiodothyronine (T3) DiseasesDB = 6558 ICD10 = ICD10|E|03|9|e|00 ICD9 = ICD9|244.9 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic …   Wikipedia

  • hypothyroidism — hypothyroid, adj. /huy peuh thuy roy diz euhm/, n. Pathol. 1. deficient activity of the thyroid gland. 2. the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism. [1900 05; HYPO +… …   Universalium

  • Hypothyroidism, infantile — Hypothyroidism (subnormal activity of the thyroid gland) that starts after birth and is manifest by features including delays in growth and development and myxedema surfacing during infancy. Myxedema is a dry waxy type of swelling, often with… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypothyroidism — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1905 deficient activity of the thyroid gland; also a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hypothyroidism — noun /ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm/ The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland …   Wiktionary

  • hypothyroidism — Diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to clinical manifestations of thyroid insufficiency, including low metabolic rate, tendency to weight gain, somnolence and sometimes myxedema. SYN: athyrea …   Medical dictionary

  • hypothyroidism — n. underactivity of the thyroid gland (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypothyroidism — hy·po·thyroidism …   English syllables

  • hypothyroidism — n. subnormal activity of the thyroid gland. If present at birth and untreated it leads to cretinism. In adult life it causes mental and physical slowing, undue sensitivity to cold, slowing of the pulse, weight gain, and coarsening of the skin… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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