from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones.
- n. The condition resulting from excessive activity of the thyroid gland, characterized by increased basal metabolism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The excessive production of hormones by the thyroid.
- n. The pathological condition resulting from these excess hormones.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by the pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones; -- also, the resulting condition characterized by increased metabolism, weight loss, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, an enlarged thyroid gland and sometimes exophthalmos. It leads to, and may be confirmed by, high plasma levels of triiodothyronine or thyroxin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A condition of over-activity of the thyroid gland. Also called hyperthyroidation and hyperthyroidization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
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His hyperthyroidism is treated with a daily medication that is compounded into a gel and we rub it on his ears.
This is called hyperthyroidism overactive thyroid.
The woman later volunteered that she had hyperthyroidism, which is certainly nothing to envy.
Because perchlorates were known to lower thyroid hormone levels, at one time, perchlorates were given as a drug (more than 400 mg per day, which is many times higher than what is found in the environment) to treat people with overactive thyroid glands (a condition known as hyperthyroidism).
If the thyroid is overactive, it can result in the condition of hyperthyroidism, which is characterized by an accelerated metabolism, weight loss, hyperactivity, and agitation.
When, however, something goes awry, causing your thyroid to produce either too much hormone (called hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism), a variety of problems—including infertility—can result.
An interesting confirmation of this is that when the thyroid is overactive, a condition called hyperthyroidism, the patient becomes very restless and thin, shows excessive emotionality, sleeplessness, has a rapid heart action, tremor and many other signs not necessary to detail here.
The thyroid secretes an excess amount of the thyroid hormone into the blood stream, resulting in temporary hyperthyroidism, which is often followed by hypothyroidism.
On the other hand overactivity of the thyroid gland causes hyperthyroidism which is considered as a more serious condition of the body.
Iodine-131 is used to treat the thyroid for cancers and other abnormal conditions such as hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid).