Origin of hypothyroidism
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An underactive thyroid, known as hypothyroidism, is caused by an inadequate production of thyroid hormone.When You Don't Know Where to Turn
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insufficient production of thyroid hormones by the thyroid gland
any disorder, such as cretinism or myxoedema, resulting from this
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Insufficient production of thyroid hormones.
A pathological condition resulting from thyroid insufficiency, which may lead to cretinism or myxedema.
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An abnormality of the thyroid gland characterized by insufficient production of thyroid hormone, which can result in a decreased basal metabolic rate, causing weight gain and fatigue. Compare hyperthyroidism.
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