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hyperthyroidism

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noun hy·per·thy·roid·ism \-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm\

Definition of hyperthyroidism

  1. :  excessive functional activity of the thyroid gland; also :  the resulting condition marked especially by increased metabolic rate, enlargement of the thyroid gland, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure



Origin and Etymology of hyperthyroidism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1900


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hyperthyroidism

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noun hy·per·thy·roid·ism \-ˌrȯid-ˌiz-əm, -rəd-\

Medical Definition of hyperthyroidism

  1. :  excessive functional activity of the thyroid gland; also :  the resulting condition marked especially by increased metabolic rate, enlargement of the thyroid gland, rapid heart rate, and high blood pressure—called also thyrotoxicosis; see graves' disease




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