Severe hypothyroidism usually as a result of autoimmunity to thyroglobulin. A variety of severe physiological problems accompany the reduction in thyroid function.
Describes the syndrome of under activity of the thyroid gland (hypothyroidism) NB pre-tibial myxoedema (a jelly like oedema of the shins) is a symptom of an over-active thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
• (n.) A disease producing a peculiar cretinoid appearance of the face, slow speech, and dullness of intellect, and due to failure of the functions of the thyroid gland.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/myxoedema/
<endocrinology> A functional insufficiency of the thyroid gland, resulting in deficiency of thyroid hormone. ... A variety of severe physiological problems accompany the reduction in thyroid function and the clinical features are dry skin, coarse hair, intolerance to cold, cognitive impairment and slowing of the relaxation phase of deep tendo...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Myxoedema (Hypothyroidism) is a disease caused by a lack of thyroid hormones, sometimes due to the destruction of thyroid or pituitary tissue. A deficiency of thyroid hormones causes a depression of cellular enzyme systems, manifesting itself in lethargy, a reduction in body temperature, intolerance to the cold, reduced attention span, memory loss,...Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/EM.HTM
myxoedema A functional insufficiency of the thyroid gland, resulting in deficiency of the thyroid hormone. A variety of severe physiological problems accompany the reduction in thyroid function and the clinical features are dry skin, coarse hair, intolerance to cold, cognitive impairment, and slowing of the relaxation phase of deep tendon reflexes...Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/1363/
Thyroid-deficiency disease developing in adult life, most commonly in middle-aged women. The symptoms include loss of energy and appetite, weight gain, inability to keep warm, mental dullness, and dry, puffy skin. It is reversed by giving the thyroid hormone thyroxineFound on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0017622.html
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