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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An overactive gland at the base of the neck.

Usage examples (19)
  • The more thyroxin produced, the higher the BMR. If too much thyroxin is produced a condition known as thyrotoxicosis BMR can actually double.
  • Low serum thyroglobulin as a clue to the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis factitia.
  • A troublesome, persistent fine tremor, similar to that in thyrotoxicosis, may occur.
  • "However, thyrotoxicosis accelerates skeletal development and is an important risk factor for osteoporosis in adults." for more
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