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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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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"