a condition characterized by thickening of the skin, blunting of the senses and intellect, and labored speech, associated with hypothyroidism.
- myx·e·dem·a·tous [mik-si-dem-uh-tuhs, -dee-muh-], /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ə təs, -ˈdi mə-/, adjective
- myx·e·dem·ic [mik-si-dem-ik], /ˌmɪk sɪˈdɛm ɪk/, adjective
- post·myx·e·dem·a·tous, adjective
- post·myx·e·dem·ic, adjective
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How to use myxedema in a sentence
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
The sclerotic process in the arteries is due to the lack of thyroid as in cases of myxedema.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: | Louis Marshall Warfield