Definition of Hypothyroidism

1. Noun. An underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones.


Definition of Hypothyroidism

1. Noun. (pathology) The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland. ¹

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Definition of Hypothyroidism

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Medical Definition of Hypothyroidism

1. A deficiency of thyroid activity. In adults, it is most common in women and is characterised by decrease in basal metabolic rate, tiredness and lethargy, sensitivity to cold and menstrual disturbances. If untreated, it progresses to full blown myxoedema. In infants, severe hypothyroidism leads to cretinism. In juveniles, the manifestations are intermediate, with less severe mental and developmental retardation and only mild symptoms of the adult form. When due to pituitary deficiency of thyrotropin secretion it is called secondary hypothyroidism. (11 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Hypothyroidism

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1. Thyroid and Thymus by André Crotti (1922)
"Etiological Relationship between the Various Forms of hypothyroidism. — If we compare the different forms of hypothyroidism, we shall see that there is ..."

2. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Screening for hypothyroidism in elderly inpatients. Br Med J 1975; 2:601-3. 28. ... LDL/HDL changes in subclinical hypothyroidism: possible risk factors for ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Mild Types of hypothyroidism In addition to the outspoken cases of myxedema with characteristic swellings, a variety of milder and less characteristic forms ..."

4. Pathological physiology of internal diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Mild Types of hypothyroidism In addition to the outspoken cases of myxedema with characteristic swellings, a variety of milder and loss characteristic forms ..."

5. Functional Pathology of Internal Diseases by Albion Walter Hewlett (1916)
"Mild Types of hypothyroidism In addition to the outspoken cases of myxedema with characteristic swellings, a variety of milder and less characteristic forms ..."

6. American Medicine (1921)
"The presenting symptoms of latent hypothyroidism so often direct the attention of the medical observer rather away from them than toward the thyroid gland, ..."

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