Medical Definition of Thymus hyperplasia

1. Enlargement of the thymus. A condition described in the late 1940's and 1950's as pathological thymic hypertrophy was status thymolymphaticus and was treated with radiotherapy. Unnecessary removal of the thymus was also practiced. It later became apparent that the thymus undergoes normal physiological hypertrophy, reaching a maximum at puberty and involuting thereafter. The concept of status thymolymphaticus has been abandoned. Thymus hyperplasia is present in two thirds of all patients with myasthenia gravis. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thymus Hyperplasia

thymos
thymosin
thymosin 4
thymosins
thymotic
thymotic acid
thymotic acids
thymoxamine
thymus
thymus-dependent zone
thymus-independent antigen
thymus derived lymphocyte
thymus extracts
thymus gland
thymus hormones
thymus hyperplasia (current term)
thymus treatment
thymuses
thymy
thyne
thynge
thynges
thynnic
thynnic acid
thyratron
thyratrons
thyreoid
thyreoids
thyreophoran
thyreostatic

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