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

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Recent Examples on the Web Those with lupus, Hashimoto thyroiditis (hypothyroidism), and Grave’s disease (hyperthyroidism) will often experience hair loss. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Pro's Guide to Tackling Hair Loss and Thinning," 8 Oct. 2020 Since then, the range of autoimmune diseases has grown to include Graves’ disease (or hyperthyroidism), scleroderma, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Matt Schudel, BostonGlobe.com, "Noel R. Rose, scientist who advanced study of autoimmune diseases, dies at 92," 10 Aug. 2020 Since then, the range of autoimmune diseases has grown to include Graves’ disease (or hyperthyroidism), scleroderma, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and psoriatic arthritis. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Noel R. Rose, scientist who advanced study of autoimmune diseases, dies at 92," 9 Aug. 2020 In 2019, Anderson found an association between flame retardants and a disease in cats known as feline hyperthyroidism. Carrie Arnold, National Geographic, "Dogs can be 'early-warning systems' for toxic chemical exposure at home," 10 June 2020 Townsend started trying to conceive at 25, but because of several health issues — including polycystic ovarian syndrome, hyperthyroidism, blocked fallopian tubes and Type 2 diabetes — her reproductive journey was complex. Amy Klein, New York Times, "I.V.F. is Expensive. Here’s How to Bring Down the Cost.," 18 Apr. 2020 After going to her gynecologist, she was correctly diagnosed and treated for hyperthyroidism. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Atascocita resident finds the cure for eye disorder that took over her life," 2 Feb. 2020 This disorder can lead to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, which is a condition caused by high levels of thyroid hormones in the body. Mayo Clinic News Network, chicagotribune.com, "Thyroid disorder may not show symptoms until pregnancy," 4 Oct. 2019 That kind of overwhelming fatigue is a symptom of both hypo- and hyperthyroidism. Hallie Levine, Health.com, "What Every Woman Should Know About Her Thyroid Gland," 5 Dec. 2019

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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 24 Nov. 2020.

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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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