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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 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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