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glossary:thyrotoxicosis [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +(1) (Science: disease, endocrinology) The condition resulting from presentation to the [[tissue]]s of excessive quantities of the thyroid [[hormone]]s,​ whether the excess results from overproduction by the [[thyroid gland]] (as in graves [[disease]]),​ originated outside the thyroid or is due to loss of storage function and leakage from the [[gland]]. ​
 +(2) Another name for hyperthyroidism or high levels of thyroid hormone. Term comes from prefix "​thyro-"​ meaning thyroid, the root "​toxic"​ meaning harmful, and the suffix "​-osis"​ meaning condition.
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