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Definition of "thyrotoxicosis" []

  • A condition resulting from excessive concentrations of thyroid hormones in the body, as in hyperthyroidism. (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 "thyrotoxicosis" in a sentence
  • "The more thyroxin produced, the higher the BMR. If too much thyroxin is produced a condition known as thyrotoxicosis BMR can actually double."
  • "The suffix “osis,” on the other hand, merely denotes the presence of a condition e.g., thyrotoxicosis: the presence of a toxic condition of the thyroid gland; diverticulosis: the presence of pouches known as diverticula in the wall of the intestine … if, however, the diverticula become inflamed, we then have diverticulitis."
  • "A troublesome, persistent fine tremor, similar to that in thyrotoxicosis, may occur."