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Definition: A condition in which the production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland is diminished. Signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism include low metabolic rate, tendency to weight gain, somnolence and sometimes myxedema. In the United States, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): hypothyroidism, hypothyroid, hypo-thyroidism, Hypo- thyroidism

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