- 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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The sclerotic process in the arteries is due to the lack of thyroid as in cases of myxedema.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
Such doses of thyroid may, of course, have a beneficial action in a limited number of cases of myxedema and cretinism.
If the thyroid gland was at fault we would have either the low mentality commonly spoken of as cretinism, or myxedema.The Goat-gland Transplantation
Sydney B. Flower
- 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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