The same may be said also of the different forms of cerebral and spinal sclerosis, of pernicious anmia, and of myxoedema.
In myxoedema there is a swelling or general enlargement, especially of the upper portions of the trunk.
A firm enlargement of the surface of the face and upper part of the body occurs in myxoedema.
myxedema myx·e·de·ma (mĭk'sĭ-dē'mə)
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.