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hyperthyroidism Syllabification: hy·per·thy·roid·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈTHīroiˌdizəm/

Definition of hyperthyroidism in English:


Overactivity of the thyroid gland, resulting in a rapid heartbeat and an increased rate of metabolism. Also called thyrotoxicosis.
Example sentences
  • It is unusual for patients with nodular thyroid disease to have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
  • Evaluation may also be appropriate for women who develop postpartum symptoms of hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.
  • You review the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism with her and find that she has none of them.


Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈTHīˌroid/
Example sentences
  • Subclinical hyperthyroid and hypothyroid disease are laboratory diagnoses.
  • Breast feeding should not be stopped in mothers treated with thyroxine for hypothyroidism even if the infant is hyperthyroid.
  • Persons with undiagnosed Graves' disease may become hyperthyroid from absorption of increased dietary or topical iodine.
Pronunciation: /-THīˈroidik/
Example sentences
  • We haven't watched anything in the past month other than the hyperthyroidic creatures on Dora the Explorer.
  • I've contacted one of my best friends about any kind of treatment for hyperthyroidic cats.
  • It is not unusual to have a hyperthyroidic individual to burn 30 lb in a month.
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