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- n. Alternative spelling of myxedema.
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- n. hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration
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Although, at this time, it was known that the thyroid gland is atrophied in myxoedema and in cretinism, it was not until 1892 that Murray discovered that administration of the gland removes the symptoms, and it was only later that the doctrine of internal secretions, first enunciated by Claude Bernard in 1856 in connection with the production of sugar by the liver, came to take its place in physiological teaching.
There is a much more spectacular disease to be cited, -- a relatively infrequent but well-understood condition called myxoedema, which occurs mainly in women and is also due to a deficiency in the thyroid secretion.
If too little thyroxin is produced myxoedema BMR may shrink to 30-40 percent of normal.
Various morbid conditions are explained by this, among which are cretinism and myxoedema.
In the early days an operator would occasionally remove too, much gland and then the symptoms, of myxoedema would occur.
Adverse reports of peripheral neuropathy on the toxicity tests carried out on it; to consider and myxoedema appeared in the literature in late whether any further tests should be made and 1958 and 1959, associated with thalidomide.