overactive thyroid

overactive thyroid
Too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, chest pain, cramps, diarrhea, and nervousness. Also called hyperthyroidism.

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  • overactive — adjective too active, in a way that produces a bad result: Paul s illness was due to an overactive thyroid. | have an overactive imagination (=tend to imagine things that are untrue): The rumor is probably just the result of someone s overactive… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overactive — o|ver|ac|tive [ˌəuvərˈæktıv US ˌouv ] adj too active, in a way that produces a bad result ≠ underactive ▪ an overactive thyroid gland ▪ Such fears are nothing more than the product of an overactive imagination …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • Thyrotoxic Myopathy — (TM) is a neuromuscular disorder that develops due to the overproduction of the thyroid hormone thyroxine. Also known as hyperthyroid myopathy, TM is one of many myopathies that lead to muscle weakness and muscle tissue breakdown. Evidence… …   Wikipedia

  • Thyroidectomy — The surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. Subtotal thyroidectomy, the more commonly performed operation, involves removal of only a part of the gland. This procedure may be done to: {{}}Remove a tumor from the thyroid, Reduce the… …   Medical dictionary

  • immune system disorder — Introduction        Disorders of the immune systemany of various failures in the body s defense mechanisms against infectious organisms (see table (Disorders of the immune system)). Disorders of immunity include immune deficiency diseases, such… …   Universalium

  • Amiodarone — Systematic (IUPAC) name (2 {4 [(2 butyl 1 benzofuran 3 yl)carbonyl] …   Wikipedia

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