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hyperthyroidism

n.1.(Med.) An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by the pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones; - also, the resulting condition characterized by increased metabolism, weight loss, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, an enlarged thyroid gland and sometimes exophthalmos. It leads to, and may be confirmed by, high plasma levels of triiodothyronine or thyroxin.
Noun1.hyperthyroidism - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
Synonyms: thyrotoxicosis
Antonyms:
hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
adenosis, exophthalmic goiter, exophthalmos, gland disease, glandular disease, glandular disorder, Graves' disease, hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis
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