- a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
Origin of myxedema
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A firm enlargement of the surface of the face and upper part of the body occurs in myxoedema.
In myxoedema there is a swelling or general enlargement, especially of the upper portions of the trunk.
The same may be said also of the different forms of cerebral and spinal sclerosis, of pernicious anmia, and of myxoedema.
- a disease resulting from underactivity of the thyroid gland characterized by puffy eyes, face, and hands and mental sluggishnessSee also cretinism
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- A disease caused by decreased activity of the thyroid gland in adults and characterized by dry skin, swellings around the lips and nose, mental deterioration, and a subnormal basal metabolic rate.
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