hyperthyroidism

noun
hy·per·thy·roid·ism | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm \

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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Radioactive iodine therapy to treat hypothyroidism’s foil, hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid), can be a cause, too. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Are Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism the Same Thing?," 14 May 2018 This isn't the first time fans have worried about Li's hyperthyroidism. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Jet Li tells fans he's 'feeling great' after shocking viral photo," 23 May 2018 She was diagnosed with a hyperthyroidism condition in 2016 and has since only occasionally appeared with the rest of EXID. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "EXID & Heize Added to KCON 2018 NY Lineup," 12 Apr. 2018 The 55-year-old star was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid, in 2010, a condition that affects metabolism and heart rate. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Jet Li tells fans he's 'feeling great' after shocking viral photo," 23 May 2018 Kimbrough also applauded graduating senior Breion Brown, who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. Wilborn P. Nobles Iii, NOLA.com, "Chance the Rapper urges Dillard's graduates to surpass their predecessors," 12 May 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 The Association said Graves’ disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Jenny Mollen Poses Nude As She Says Shockingly Thin Frame Is 'Not Anorexia' but Scary Postpartum Thyroid Issue," 18 Apr. 2018 Treatment is to correct the hyperthyroidism, but topical steroid creams can somewhat help What are the risk factors for Graves disease? Andrea K. Mcdaniels, baltimoresun.com, "What is Graves' disease? A MedStar endocrinologist explains," 5 Apr. 2018

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circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

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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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