Hypothyroid



[hahy-puh-thahy-roi-diz-uh m] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm/

noun, Pathology.
1.
deficient activity of the .
2.
the condition produced by a deficiency of secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.
/ˌhaɪpəʊˈθaɪrɔɪˌdɪzəm/
noun (pathol)
1.
insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
2.
any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this

hypothyroid hy·po·thy·roid (hī’pō-thī’roid’)
adj.
Affected by or manifesting hypothyroidism.

hypothyroidism hy·po·thy·roid·ism (hī’pō-thī’roi-dĭz’əm)
n.

hypothyroidism
(hī’pō-thī’roi-dĭz’əm)
An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate, causing weight gain and fatigue. Compare hyperthyroidism.

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