hy·​per·​thy·​roid | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈthī-ˌrȯid How to pronounce hyperthyroid (audio) \

Definition of hyperthyroid

: of, relating to, or affected with hyperthyroidism

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Because of a hyperthyroid condition, Agrawal used to poop up to eight times a day. Jason Kehe, WIRED, "Change Your Life: Bestride the Bidet," 17 June 2019 Another possibility was a hyperthyroid condition, but that usually causes a fast heartbeat. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, "Vertigo, Panic and Trouble Breathing: What's Going On Here?," 19 Oct. 2018 The geriatric cat, too, had several medical conditions of his own, including severe dental disease, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, and an abnormal liver that may be caused by his hyperthyroid disease. Brittany Britto, baltimoresun.com, "Dundalk resident fosters 26-year-old cat named Thomas," 3 Apr. 2018 In 2015, a Swedish team found that hyperthyroid cats had significantly higher levels of three types of PBDEs in their blood than healthy cats did. Emily Anthes, New York Times, "The Mystery of the Wasting House-Cats," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of hyperthyroid

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperthyroid

back-formation from hyperthyroidism

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hy·​per·​thy·​roid | \ -ˈthī-ˌrȯid How to pronounce hyperthyroid (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperthyroid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with hyperthyroidism a hyperthyroid state a hyperthyroid patient



Medical Definition of hyperthyroid (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person affected with hyperthyroidism

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