Thyrotoxicosis

Condition caused by hyperactivity of the thyroid gland resulting in over-secretion of thyroid hormone.

Symptoms:

  • Sweating
  • weight loss
  • tachycardia (increased heart rate)
  • nervousness

Chabner, Davi-Ellen. 2007. The Language of Medicine. 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier, Missouri

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