Myxedema

Myxedema (British English: Myxoedema) is a term used synonymously with severe hypothyroidism. It is also used to describe a dermatological change that can occur in hypothyroidism, and some forms of hyperthyroidism. This article discusses the dermatological changes. In this context, myxoedema refers to mucopolysaccharides deposition in the dermis. ...
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myxedema

(mik;su1-de;mua) A type of edema associated with hypothyroidism. It is characterized by the accumulation of mucoproteins in tissue fluid.
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myxedema

(miks″ә-de´mә) a condition resulting from advanced hypothyroidism, or deficiency of thyroxine; it is the adult form of the disease whose congenital form is known as cretinism. It may be caused by lack of iodine in the diet; by atrophy, surgical removal, or a disorder of the thyroid gland; by destruction of t...
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myxedema

myxoedema noun hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
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myxedema

myxedema (miksudē'mu) , condition associated with severe hypothyroidism and lack of thyroid hormone in the adult. In the child it is known as cretinism. Symptoms include a dry swelling of the skin, slowed speech and mental awareness, deepened voice, intolerance to cold, fatigue and weaknes...
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myxedema

myxedema 1. A disease caused by decreased activity of the thyroid gland in adults and characterized by dry skin, swellings around the lips and nose, mental deterioration, and a subnormal basal metabolic rate. 2. A dry, waxy type of swelling (nonpitting edema) with abnormal deposits of mucin (complex protein present in mucus) in the skin (mucinosis...
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myxedema

physiological reaction to lack of sufficient thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) in the adult. It can be brought about by removal of the thyroid for any ... [4 related articles]
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Myxedema

Puffiness and fluid retention resulting from thyroid hypofunction, either organic (serious, and often complicated by pituitary or adrenalcortical deficiencies) or functional (often a bipolar depressive thyroid phase).
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myxedema

Type: Term Pronunciation: miks′e-dē′mă Definitions: 1. Hypothyroidism characterized by a relatively hard edema of subcutaneous tissue, with increased content of mucins (proteoglycans) in the interstitial fluid; characterized by somnolence, slow mentation, dryness and loss of hair, increased fluid in body cavities such as the p...
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myxedema

[n] - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
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