hypothyroidism

noun

hy·​po·​thy·​roid·​ism ˌhī-pō-ˈthī-ˌrȯi-ˌdi-zəm How to pronounce hypothyroidism (audio)
: deficient activity of the thyroid gland
also : a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

Examples of hypothyroidism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My first piece of advice, before changing diet, would be to evaluate your puppy for metabolic diseases like hypothyroidism or Cushing’s disease. Dr. Devon B. Smith, Baltimore Sun, 16 May 2024 Decades after Osborn’s military service, the 68-year-old veteran, who never served in Vietnam, has battled one health crisis after another: a spot on his left lung and kidney, hypothyroidism and prostate cancer, an illness tied to Agent Orange exposure. Hannah Norman and Patricia Kime, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2024 Certain health conditions, such as eczema and hypothyroidism, can also cause dry skin. Karyn Repinski, Health, 19 Apr. 2024 This includes hypothyroidism, when the thyroid gland produces too few hormones, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that affects ovulation.56 Once diagnosed, these conditions can be treated with medication to help regulate hormones, reducing the spotting episodes. Cristina Mutchler, Health, 7 Apr. 2024 Certain conditions, like hypothyroidism and anemia, can also affect the output of heat. Max Bennett, Discover Magazine, 8 Feb. 2024 Underlying conditions, like anemia (iron deficiency) and hypothyroidism (an underproduction of thyroid hormones) can also trigger the disorder. Krissy Brady, SELF, 5 Mar. 2024 That, in addition to untreated hypothyroidism, is probably what led to her obesity. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2024 Hoffmann began missing medication after arrival at Waupun Dean Hoffmann's health history includes diagnoses of bipolar disorder, depression, hypothyroidism and type II diabetes. Journal Sentinel, 31 Jan. 2024

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First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypothyroidism was in 1905

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“Hypothyroidism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypothyroidism. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hypothyroidism

noun
hy·​po·​thy·​roid·​ism ˌhī-pō-ˈthī-ˌrȯid-ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hypothyroidism (audio)
: too little activity of the thyroid gland
also : the abnormal bodily condition that results from this
hypothyroid
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adjective

Medical Definition

hypothyroidism

noun
hy·​po·​thy·​roid·​ism -ˌiz-əm How to pronounce hypothyroidism (audio)
: deficient activity of the thyroid gland
also : a resultant bodily condition characterized by lowered metabolic rate and general loss of vigor

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