hypothyroidism

Definitions of hypothyroidism
  1. noun
    an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
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    Antonyms:
    hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis
    an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
    types:
    myxedema, myxoedema
    hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
    cretinism
    severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
    type of:
    adenosis, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder
    a disorder of the glands of the body
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