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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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
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hy·per·thy·roid·ism

n. hipertiroidismo, actividad excesiva de la tiroides.
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hyperthyroidism

n hipertiroidismo
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Hyperthyroidism is a thyroid disorder in which a person's thyroid gland becomes overactive and produces more hormones than normal.
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This method of treating hyperthyroidism is widely considered to be very effective and safe.
In Graves' disease, the number one cause of hyperthyroidism is that our immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, causing it to produce excess hormones.
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Dysphonia can be caused by excessive thyroid hormone production or hyperthyroidism. The most commonly occurring change is the reduction of the fundamental frequency (F0) of the voice.
A Thanks for getting in touch, and I am sorry, but not surprised, to hear that your baby has hyperthyroidism. This condition is quite common in older cats, and while it can certainly negatively impact the lives of affected cats, the good news is that there are effective therapies to treat it.
Hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism has several causes, with the most common one being Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the thyroid and causes it to make more thyroid hormone than the body needs.
15 Spotting hyperthyroidism HYPERTHYROIDISM symptoms can include weight loss despite an increased appetite, palpitations/a racing heart, sweating and heat intolerance, tiredness and weak muscles, irritability, shakiness, mood swings, thirst, loose bowels, thyroid eye disease (prominent eyes that feel sore, double vision), and an enlarged thyroid gland.
The patient's thyroid profile was indicative of hyperthyroidism as shown in Table 1.