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hy·per·thy·roid·ism

 (hī′pər-thī′roi-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. Excessive production of thyroid hormones.
2. Excessive activity of the thyroid gland, characterized by increased basal metabolism.

hyperthyroidism

(ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland, causing nervousness, insomnia, sweating, palpitation, and sensitivity to heat. Also called: thyrotoxicosis See exophthalmic goitre
ˌhyperˈthyroid adj, n

hy•per•thy•roid•ism

(ˌhaɪ pərˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)

n.
1. overactivity of the thyroid gland.
2. a condition resulting from this, characterized by increased metabolism and exophthalmos.
[1895–1900]

hyperthyroidism

an abnormal thyroid condition distinguished by high metabolic rate and blood pressure and the enlargement of the thyroid. — hyperthyroid, adj.
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hyperthyroidism

Oversecretion of thyroxine, resulting in increased metabolic and heart rates, circulation, and blood pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
exophthalmic goiter, Graves' disease - exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs
exophthalmos - protrusion of the eyeball from the socket
hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
Translations
hüpertüreooskilpnäärme ületalitlus

hy·per·thy·roid·ism

n. hipertiroidismo, actividad excesiva de la tiroides.

hyperthyroidism

n hipertiroidismo
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