from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition resulting from excessive concentrations of thyroid hormones in the body, as in hyperthyroidism.
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- n. The medical condition caused by the state of raised levels of thyroid hormone.
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- n. an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
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.
Low serum thyroglobulin as a clue to the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis factitia.
Excessive thyroid secretion, as in thyrotoxicosis from functioning adenomata, and excessive thyroid feeding, cause all the phenomena of Graves 'disease except the exophthalmos and the emotional facies (Figs. 15 and 23).
Patients should notify their doctor if taking quinidine, captopril, or enalopril, or if they are sensitive to iodine, or suffer from dermatitis herpetiformis, thyrotoxicosis or kidney problems before taking potassium iodate or any thyroid blocker.
Studies have shown that too much dietary kelp can cause thyrotoxicosis, and patients with thyroid conditions are not advised to take kelp.
With an excess of TSH metabolic processes, on the contrary, excessively accelerate, which leads to the development of thyrotoxicosis (commonly called "The graves disease").
Zyvox should not be administered to patients with uncontrolled hypertension, pheochromocytoma, thyrotoxicosis and/or patients taking any of the following: directly and indirectly acting sympathomimetic, vasopressive, and dopaminergic agents.
Omnipaque should be used with extreme care in patients with severe functional disturbances of the liver and kidneys, severe thyrotoxicosis, or myelomatosis.
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