THYROTOXICOSIS

noun. a condition elicited by an extra amount of thyroid hormones, that might be generated by an overactive thyroid gland or delivered therapeutically. The endogenous type might be hereditary and can consist of an autoimmune response wherein the patient's antibodies excite the cells generating thyroid hormone instead of killing them. Thyrotoxicosis is marked by palpitation, heat sensitivity with sweating, nervousness, weakness, increased appetite with weight loss, and tremor. There might be exophthalmos correlated with goiter. Thyrotoxicosis is often correlated with hyperplasia of the thyroid gland, as observed in patients with graves

THYROTOXICOSIS: "After years of tests and research, an endocrinologist has finally diagnosed Seth with Thyrotoxicosis."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "THYROTOXICOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/thyrotoxicosis/ (accessed October 15, 2019).
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