hyperthyroidism

noun
hy·​per·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce hyperthyroidism (audio) \

Definition of hyperthyroidism

: 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

Examples of hyperthyroidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The experience was traumatic and left me with severe hyperthyroidism. Anushay Hossain, Vogue, 19 Oct. 2021 Williams announced her diagnosis with the autoimmune disease in 2018, which can result in hyperthyroidism. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 12 Oct. 2021 Your thyroid level ought to be checked, as uncontrolled hyperthyroidism is another cause of gynecomastia. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 5 Oct. 2021 The 11-year-old feline had suffered from hyperthyroidism for some time, and his medications had done a decent job of maintaining his quality of life. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Sep. 2021 That March, Williams opened up to PEOPLE about the immune system disorder, explaining that she was diagnosed with Graves' disease and hyperthyroidism 19 years prior. Gabrielle Chung, PEOPLE.com, 9 Sep. 2021 So theoretically, thermography could be used to diagnose thyroid tumors and hyperthyroidism. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 24 Aug. 2021 In addition to finding conditions like hypo- or hyperthyroidism, elevated cholesterol and diabetes, looking at blood data can help to address issues like sleep quality and chronic fatigue, Priego says. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 13 Aug. 2021 Diarrhea in aging cats can indicate hyperthyroidism or alimentary lymphoma. Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperthyroidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperthyroidism. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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hyperthyroidism

noun
hy·​per·​thy·​roid·​ism | \ -ˌrȯid-ˌiz-əm, -rəd- How to pronounce hyperthyroidism (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperthyroidism

: 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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