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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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He said that myxedema was the name for severe, untreated hypothyroidism, noting that it can result in a medical crisis known as myxedema coma, in which the patient may lose consciousness as organ functions slow or shut down.
(16) Thyroid storm is another notable condition and is a severe stage of hyperthyroidism that is characterized by exaggerated signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, varying degrees of organ decompensation, (17) and myxedema coma, which is the most severe manifestation of hypothyroidism, characterized by a lack of energy that evolves into stupor and eventually coma with associated respiratory failure and hypothermia.
Rarely, severe, untreated hypothyroidism may lead to myxedema coma, an extreme form of hypothyroidism in which the body's functions slow to the point that it becomes life threatening.
Ghosh et al., "Myxedema coma: a new look into an old crisis," Journal of Thyroid Research, vol.
The term myxedema coma is a misnomer, and myxedema crisis may be an appropriate term as quite a few patients are obtunded, rather than frankly comatose [4].