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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An overactive thyroid gland.

Usage examples (39)
  • His hyperthyroidism is treated with a daily medication that is compounded into a gel and we rub it on his ears.
  • The woman later volunteered that she had hyperthyroidism, which is certainly nothing to envy.
  • Iodine-131 is used to treat the thyroid for cancers and other abnormal conditions such as hyperthyroidism (over-active thyroid).
  • On the other hand overactivity of the thyroid gland causes hyperthyroidism which is considered as a more serious condition of the body. for more
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