Hyperthyroidism



[hahy-per-thahy-roi-diz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
1.
overactivity of the .
2.
a condition resulting from this, characterized by increased metabolism and exophthalmos.
/ˌhaɪpəˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm/
noun
1.
overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland, causing nervousness, insomnia, sweating, palpitation, and sensitivity to heat Also called thyrotoxicosis See exophthalmic goitre
n.

1895, from hyper- + thyroid + -ism.

hyperthyroidism hy·per·thy·roid·ism (hī’pər-thī’roi-dĭz’əm)
n.

hy’per·thy’roid adj.
hyperthyroidism
(hī’pər-thī’roi-dĭz’əm)
An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by excessive production of thyroid hormone, which can result in an increased basal metabolic rate, causing weight loss, heart palpitations, and tremors. Compare hypothyroidism.

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