hypothyroidism

[n] - an underactive thyroid gland
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Hypothyroidism

Too little thyroid hormone being made by the thyroid gland. Causes weight gain, tiredness and a lack of energy.
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Hypothyroidism

under-activity of the thyroid gland, causing tiredness, cramps, a slowed heart rate, and possibly weight gain
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Hypothyroidism

An under active thyroid.
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Hypothyroidism

Our Hypothyroidism Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hypothyroidism Hypothyroid: Deficiency of thyroid hormone which is normally made by the thyroid gland which is located in the front of the neck: Common Misspellings: hypothroidism
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hypothyroidism

<endocrinology> A deficiency of thyroid activity. ... In adults, it is most common in women and is characterised by decrease in basal metabolic rate, tiredness and lethargy, sensitivity to cold and menstrual disturbances. If untreated, it progresses to full blown myxoedema. ... In infants, severe hypothyroidism leads to cretinism. ... In juve...
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hypothyroidism

(hi″po-thi´roid-iz-әm) deficiency of thyroid gland activity, with underproduction of thyroxine, or the condition resulting from it. In its severe form it is called myxedema and is characterized by physical and mental sluggishness, obesity, loss of hair, enlargement of the tongue, and thickening of the skin. ...
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hypothyroidism

a deficiency in hormone production by the thyroid gland.[7 related articles]
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hypothyroidism

deficiency of thyroid activity. In adults, it is most common in women and is characterized by decrease in basal metabolic rate, tiredness and lethargy, sensitivity to cold, and menstrual disturbances. If untreated, it progresses to full-blown myxoedema. In infants, severe hypothyroidism leads to cretinism. In juveniles, the manifestations are i...
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Hypothyroidism

A birth disorder that affects approximately 1 out of every 3,500 babies. Research shows that congenital hypothyroidism affects more girls than boys. The disorder causes a loss or complete absence of thyroid function, which helps with physical growth, brain development and metabolism. The condition occurs when the thyroid gland does not develop or i...
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hypothyroidism

hypothyroidism: see thyroid gland.
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hypothyroidism

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pō-thī′royd-izm Definitions: 1. Diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to clinical manifestations of thyroid insufficiency, including low metabolic rate, tendency to gain weight, somnolence, and sometimes myxedema. Synonyms: athyrea1
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hypothyroidism

Deficient functioning of the thyroid gland, causing slowed mental and physical performance, weight gain, sensitivity to cold, and susceptibility to infection. This may be due to lack of iodine in the diet or a defect of the thyroid gland, both being productive of goitre; or to the pituitary gland providing insufficient stimulus to the thyroid g...
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HYPOTHYROIDISM

Abnormally decreased thyroid function.
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Hypothyroidism

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormone causing a lower sex drive and elevated prolactin in men. Women suffer from elevated prolactin and estrogen, both of which interfere with fertility.
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Hypothyroidism

Under active thyroid, which can result in several symptoms like hair loss, drooping/swollen eyes, yellow-orange skin, yellow bumps on eyelids, fatigue.
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hypothyroidism

Too little thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold. Also called underactive thyroid.
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Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism (əm), from hypo- (`under` in Greek) and thyroid (the thyroid gland), often called underactive thyroid or low thyroid and sometimes hypothyreosis, is a common endocrine disorder in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It can cause a number of symptoms, such as tiredness, poor ability to tolerate cold, a.....
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Hypothyroidism

A deficiency of thyroid hormone due to an underactive thyroid gland. If left untreated, hypothyroidism can cause problems during and/or after pregnancy.
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HYPOTHYROIDISM

decreased thyroid gland activity and reduced thyroid hormone production.
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hypothyroidism

subnormal activity of the thyroid gland
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Hypothyroidism

An under active thyroid.
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