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myx·e·de·maor myx·oe·de·ma (mĭk′sĭ-dē′mə)
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)
a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
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.See also: Disease and Illness
Accumulation of water in skin resulting from thyroid hormone deficiency in adults.
n. mixedema, condición causada por deficiencia funcional de la tiroides.