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or myx·oe·de·ma  (mĭk′sĭ-dē′mə)
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.


(ˌmɪksɪˈdiːmə) or


(Pathology) a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishness. See also cretinism
myxoedemic, myxoedematous ˌmyxeˈdemic, ˌmyxeˈdematous adj

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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Noun1.myxoedema - hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deteriorationmyxoedema - 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
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It has been stated that menorrhagia is more common in hypothyroidism or myxoedema, while anovulation or oligomenorrhoea is more common in hyperthyroidism.
2] Their dysfunction manifests in a wide spectrum of clinical diseases and biochemical abnormalities, from clinically intangible diseases to myxoedema coma.
Myxoedema and Cushing's syndrome) or metabolic disorders like diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, and congestive heart failure were excluded from the study.
Hyperthyroidism with periodic paralysis, acropachy, pre-tibial myxoedema, transient atrial fibrillation and myopathy.
It is contraindicated in cardiovascular diseases serious hepatic and renal dysfunction, mysthenia gravis, neuro muscular diseases, myxoedema, adrenocortical insufficiency, extreme age and asthma.
Because of the facial appearance, the differential diagnosis from leonine facies of leprosy, congenital syphilis, and myxoedema should be made.
Weight loss after therapy of hypothyroidism is mainly caused by excretion of excess body water associated with myxoedema.
Pigmentation and dermatosderosis may be mimicked by disorders such as dermatitis, myxoedema, necrobiosis diabeticorum, conditions with increased intra-abdominal pressure, i.
In hypothyroidism, also known as myxoedema, the thyroid gland doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones.
Saito et al (16) found 15% of myxoedema patients to be hypertensive in a series of 477 patients.
Sepsis in myxoedema is often occult and causes mortality.