[mik-si-dee-muh] /ˌmɪk sɪˈdi mə/

noun, Pathology.
a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishness See also cretinism

myxedema myx·e·de·ma (mĭk’sĭ-dē’mə)
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 (-děm’ə-təs, -dē’mə-) or myx’e·dem’ic (-děm’ĭk) adj.


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