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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.

myxoedema

(ˌmɪksɪˈdiːmə) or

myxedema

n
(Pathology) a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishness. See also cretinism
myxoedemic, myxoedematous ˌmyxeˈdemic, ˌmyxeˈdematous adj

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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Noun1.myxoedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deteriorationmyxoedema - 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
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Myxoedematous infiltration in the hypothyroids resulting in compressive neuropathy has also been attributed to abnormal conduction.
Human sternal bone marrow in hyperthyroid and myxoedematous states.
Concurrent iodine and selenium deficiency in children can destroy the thyroid gland, leading to the condition myxoedematous cretinism.