A state characterized by reduced activity of the thyroid.

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thy·ro·priv·ia (thi″ro-privґe-ə) hypothyroidism.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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

  • thyroprival — Relating to thyroprivia, denoting hypothyroidism produced by disease or thyroidectomy. SYN: thyroprivic, thyroprivous. [thyro + L. privus, deprived of] * * * thy·ro·pri·val (thi″ro priґvəl) hypothyroid …   Medical dictionary

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