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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Akrawi also has refused to take medications for hypertension and hyperthyroidism, Branch wrote.
These cats are among the millions suffering from hyperthyroidism, one of the most mysterious diseases in veterinary medicine.
In the summer of 1979, Peterson presented the first five cases of feline hyperthyroidism to a standing-room-only crowd at a veterinary conference in Seattle.
Diabetes, Cushing disease, hyperthyroidism (rare in dogs) and certain pancreatic disorders are all potentially responsible for impressive appetites.
Her conditions are now under control, and her hyperthyroidism and glaucoma are managed.
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Origin and Etymology of hyperthyroidism
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1900See Words from the same year
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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