hypothyroidism

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hy·po·thy·roid·ism

 (hī′pō-thī′roi-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
2. Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.

hypothyroidism

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
2. (Pathology) any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this
ˌhypoˈthyroid n, adj

hy•po•thy•roid•ism

(ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)

n.
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]
hy`po•thy′roid, adj.

hypothyroidism

an abnormal thyroid condition marked by a low metabolic rate and loss of stamina. — hypothyroid, adj.
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hypothyroidism

Undersecretion of thyroxine, resulting in a very low metabolic rate and sluggish activity, sometimes accompanied by obesity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
myxedema, myxoedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
Translations
hüpotüreooskilpnäärme alatalitlus

hy·po·thy·roid·ism

n. hipotiroidismo, deficiencia en el funcionamiento de la tiroides.

hypothyroidism

n hipotiroidismo
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Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid gland, is a common condition in which the thyroid gland cannot produce enough thyroid hormone to keep the body functioning properly.
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A diet insufficient in iodine can lead to health issues including tiredness, fatigue, dry hair, skin and nails, muscle fatigue and long-term health problems such as underactive thyroid.
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