Definition of hypothyroidism in English:


Syllabification: hy·po·thy·roid·ism
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōˈTHīroiˌdizəm


  • Abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development in children and adults.
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    • Rule out other causes such as claudication, disk disease, hypothyroidism, and myositis.
    • The commonest cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis).
    • Congenital hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency that retards growth and brain development.



noun & adjective
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  • Subclinical hyperthyroid and hypothyroid disease are laboratory diagnoses.
  • Except for the sister of the propositus who was diagnosed as hypothyroid, none other had any history of thyroid disease.
  • Decompensation into myxedema coma occurs when the hypothyroid patient's homeostatic mechanisms are disrupted.

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