myxedema

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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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Serum) TSI: Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin binds to tissues in the eyeballs and beneath the skin, contributing to exophthalmos (protruding eyes) and pretibial myxedema (skin thickening on legs).
They cover signs and symptoms; the genetic, immune system, and environmental aspects of pathology in hyperthyroid disorders; coexisting conditions like nodular disease and vitamin B12 deficiency; conventional treatments; alternative and complementary therapies; hyperthyroidism in pregnancy, the postpartum period, and children and adolescents; and Graves' ophthalmopathy and other extrathyroidal manifestations, such as euthyroid Graves' disease, pretibial myxedema, and thyroid acropachy.
Jolles S, Hughes J: Use of IVIG in the treatment of atopic dermatitis, urticaria, scleromyxedema, pyoderma gangrenosum, psoriasis and pretibial myxedema.