myxedema

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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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* Pretibial myxedema. Patients with pretibial myxedema will have thyroid function test abnormalities and exhibit other signs of hyperthyroidism.
Besides thyroid hormones, TPE may help in the clearance of cytokines, deiodinase enzyme, and Graves' antibodies which help not only in the resolution of thyrotoxicosis but also of Graves' ophthalmopathy and pretibial myxedema [31].
She did have a resting tremor, pretibial myxedema, and tachycardia but was overweight and did not have diarrhea, ophthalmopathy, increased sensitivity to heat, sleep disturbances, or increased anxiousness.
To the Editor: Pretibial myxedema (PTM), a localized thyroid-associated dermopathy, is characterized by local thickening and remodeling of the skin − it is often associated with a group of autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs).[sup][1] PTM is most frequently located across the lower legs, especially the pretibial areas or the dorsum of the foot.
* Pretibial myxedema, acropachy, alopecia, onycholysis and sometimes paralysis