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hy·po·thy·roid·ism

 (hī′pō-thī′roi-dĭz′əm)
n.
1. Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
2. Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.
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hypothyroidism

(ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm)
n
1. (Pathology) insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
2. (Pathology) any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this
ˌhypoˈthyroid n, adj
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hy•po•thy•roid•ism

(ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm)

n.
1. deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
2. the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.
[1900–05]
hy`po•thy′roid, adj.
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hypothyroidism

an abnormal thyroid condition marked by a low metabolic rate and loss of stamina. — hypothyroid, adj.
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hypothyroidism

Undersecretion of thyroxine, resulting in a very low metabolic rate and sluggish activity, sometimes accompanied by obesity.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder - a disorder of the glands of the body
myxedema, myxoedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
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Translations
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hy·po·thy·roid·ism

n. hipotiroidismo, deficiencia en el funcionamiento de la tiroides.
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hypothyroidism

n hipotiroidismo
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However, normative values in cases of central hypothyroidism and midline defects are not known and the test is contraindicated in ill infants (37).
[18] showed prevalence of Central Hypothyroidism among BTM children in the second decade of life.
Differentiating nonthyroidal illness syndrome from central hypothyroidism in the acutely ill hospitalized patient.
Primary hypothyroidism which is due to disease of thyroid itself, accounts for approximately 99% of cases with less than 1% because of TSH deficiency and is termed central hypothyroidism.
Exclusion Criteria: Patients with central hypothyroidism, mental retardation, females with pregnancy or lactation phase were excluded from the study.
Thyroid hormone has an important role in bone development and linear growth in children and deficiency of thyroid hormone can lead to stunted growth and/or maturation arrest.36 Primary hypothyroidism was seen in 9% (n=6) cases, while central hypothyroidism was present in only 1% in our study.
The most prevalent form is primary hypothyroidism caused by the destruction of the gland, but may also occur due to a hypothalamus or hypophysis disease, being then referred to as central hypothyroidism. (6)
Other problems found in the babies of mothers with Graves' disease include transient central hypothyroidism, primary hypothyroidism, and isolated hyperthyrotropinemia (28, 30, 48-50).
Nine participants were excluded because they presented with low but near normal TSH values and FT4 levels, suggesting central hypothyroidism, and four because they were using levothyroxine and methimazole concurrently.
The forms of hypothyroidism found in individuals with DS include congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), subclinical or 'compensated' hypothyroidism (SCH), transient and primary hypothyroidism, central hypothyroidism, thyroxin-binding globulin deficiency and chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis.
He had recurrent meningioma and central hypothyroidism. He was 50.
Basal hormone estimations taken in the morning in fasting state revealed a low total thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) with an inappropriate mild increase in thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) suggesting central hypothyroidism, low basal (8 AM) serum cortisol suggestive of hypoadrenalism with normal follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), and elevated prolactin (PRL) (table 1).

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