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myxoedema

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n. 1. a dry firm waxy swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissues found in patients with underactive thyroid glands (see hypothyroidism). 2. the clinical syndrome...

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Myxoedema coma

Joanna Klubo-Gwiezdzinska and Leonard Wartofsky.

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

July 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes. 5420 words.

Myxoedema coma is the extreme expression of severe hypothyroidism and fortunately is quite rare. The first reported case appears to have been in 1879 by Ord from St Thomas’s Hospital,...

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myxoedema

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n. 1. a dry firm waxy swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissues found in patients with underactive thyroid glands (see hypothyroidism). 2. the clinical syndrome...

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myxoedema

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 15 words.

A skin and tissue disorder, usually caused by prolonged hypothyroidism as in *Hashimoto's thryroiditis.

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myxoedema

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 15 words.

Low metabolic rate as a result of hypothyroidism, commonly the result of iodine deficiency.

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myxoedema

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

P ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 15 words.

Low metabolic rate as a result of hypothyroidism, commonly the result of iodine deficiency.

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myxoedema

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 56 words.

n. 1. a dry firm waxy swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissues found in patients with underactive thyroid glands

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myxoedema

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 8 words.

a variant spelling (esp. Brit.) of myxedema.

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myxoedema

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 40 words.

Disease caused by deficient function of the thyroid gland, resulting in fatigue, constipation, dry skin, a tendency towards weight-gain

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myxoedema coma

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A life-threatening condition due to severe hypothyroidism, which is often precipitated by an acute event, such as surgery, prolonged exposure to cold, infection, trauma, other severe...

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myxoedema <i>n.</i>

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 41 words.

The clinical condition caused by an under-activity of the *thyroid gland in adult life. It is characterized by dry

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