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glossary:thyrotoxicosis

(1) (Science: disease, endocrinology) The condition resulting from presentation to the tissues of excessive quantities of the thyroid hormones, whether the excess results from overproduction by the thyroid gland (as in graves disease), originated outside the thyroid or is due to loss of storage function and leakage from the gland.

(2) Another name for hyperthyroidism or high levels of thyroid hormone. Term comes from prefix “thyro-” meaning thyroid, the root “toxic” meaning harmful, and the suffix ”-osis” meaning condition.

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