Definitions for hypothyroidismˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hy•po•thy•roid•ismˌhaɪ pəˈθaɪ rɔɪˌdɪz əm(n.)
deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
the condition produced by a deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in goiter, myxedema, and, in children, cretinism.
Origin of hypothyroidism:
an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA.
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