Hypothyroidism meaning

hīpō-thīroi-dĭzəm
Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.
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Deficient activity of the thyroid gland.
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The disorder resulting from this, characterized by a retarded rate of metabolism and resulting sluggishness, puffiness, etc.
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Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
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Insufficient functioning of the thyroid gland.
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An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate, causing weight gain and fatigue.
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(pathology) The disease state caused by insufficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland.
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Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
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Origin of hypothyroidism

  • Coined some time between 1900 and 1905 from the prefix "hypo-" (meaning "under), the word "thyroid," and the suffix "-ism" (meaning "a system of").

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