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myx·e·de·ma

or myx·oe·de·ma  (mĭk′sĭ-dē′mə)
n.
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.

myx′e·dem′a·tous (-dĕm′ə-təs, -dē′mə-), myx′e·dem′ic (-dĕm′ĭk) adj.

myx•e•de•ma

(ˌmɪk sɪˈdi mə)

n.
a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
[1875–80]

myxedema, myxoedema

a disease resulting from the decreased function of the thyroid, characterized by a slowing down of mental and physical activity and thickening and drying of the skin. — myxedematous, myxedoematous, adj.
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myxedema

Accumulation of water in skin resulting from thyroid hormone deficiency in adults.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myxedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deteriorationmyxedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
Translations

myx·e·de·ma

[MIM*255900]
n. mixedema, condición causada por deficiencia funcional de la tiroides.

myxedema

n mixedema m
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Myxedemic patients have changes in skin texture and facial appearance due to accumulation of hydrophilic mucopolysaccharides.
Similar to untreated hypothyroidism that occurs late in life, myxedemic children have thickened skin and facial features and dry, sparse body hair.
An urgent laparotomy was performed with no abnormal findings, but she required admission to the intensive care unit because of pulmonary edema and myxedemic crisis.