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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.
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(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
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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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Myxoedematous infiltration in the hypothyroids resulting in compressive neuropathy has also been attributed to abnormal conduction.
Dumont, "Selenium deficiency as a possible factor in the pathogenesis of myxoedematous endemic cretinism," Acta Endocrinologica, vol.
Human sternal bone marrow in hyperthyroid and myxoedematous states.