Meaning of hypothyroidism in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪpəʊˈθʌɪrɔɪdɪz(ə)m/


mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in slowing of growth and mental development in children and metabolic changes in adults.

    ‘Rule out other causes such as claudication, disk disease, hypothyroidism, and myositis.’
    • ‘The commonest cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune inflammation of the thyroid gland (thyroiditis).’
    • ‘Congenital hypothyroidism is a thyroid hormone deficiency that retards growth and brain development.’
    • ‘Mental retardation may result if hypothyroidism goes untreated in the first few years of life.’
    • ‘She had a history of hypothyroidism and asthma.’