SYN: thyroiditis. [thyro- + G. aden, gland, + -itis, inflammation]

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thy·ro·ad·e·ni·tis (thi″ro-ad″ə-niґtis) thyroiditis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Thyroiditis — Inflammation of the thyroid gland which is located in front of the neck: . The inflamed thyroid gland can release an excess of thyroid hormones into the blood stream, resulting in a temporary hyperthyroid state. Once the thyroid gland is depleted …   Medical dictionary

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