1. SYN: hypothyroidism. 2. SYN: athyroidism.

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athy·rea (ə-thiґre-ə) 1. hypothyroidism. 2. athyria (def. 2).

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  • athyroidism — Congenital absence of the thyroid gland or suppression or absence of its hormonal secretion. See hypothyroidism. SYN: athyrea (2), athyrosis. * * * athy·roid·ism (a thiґroid iz …   Medical dictionary

  • hypothyroidism — Diminished production of thyroid hormone, leading to clinical manifestations of thyroid insufficiency, including low metabolic rate, tendency to weight gain, somnolence and sometimes myxedema. SYN: athyrea …   Medical dictionary

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