hyperthyroidism

noun hy·per·thy·roid·ism \ ˌhī-pər-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

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

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hyperthyroidism

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

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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