Definition of "hypothyroidism" []

  • Insufficient production of thyroid hormones. (noun)
  • A pathological condition resulting from severe thyroid insufficiency, which may lead to cretinism or myxedema. (noun)
  • Insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland (noun)

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  • Any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "hypothyroidism" in a sentence
  • "The non-diagnosis and mismanagement of hypothyroidism is not only catastrophic for the patients concerned but is a financial drain on the Welsh economy, the NHS, the Benefits Systems and Social Services Systems throughout Wales."
  • "This is called hypothyroidism underactive thyroid."
  • "Specific TSH cutoffs, thyroid antibodies may estimate long-term hypothyroidism risk"