thyroid storm

thyroid storm

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  • thyroid storm — n a sudden life threatening exacerbation of the symptoms (as high fever, tachycardia, weakness, or extreme restlessness) of hyperthyroidism that is brought on by various causes (as infection, surgery, or stress) * * * a life threatening condition …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroid crisis — thyroid storm a life threatening condition due to a severe worsening of previously undiagnosed or inadequately treated thyrotoxicosis. It often follows infections, childbirth, nonthyroid surgery, or trauma but can occur without an obvious cause.… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Thyroid — Infobox Anatomy Name = Thyroid Latin = glandula thyroidea GraySubject = 272 GrayPage = 1269 Caption = Endocrine system Caption2 = Thyroid and parathyroid. Precursor = 4th Branchial pouch System = endocinal jubachina system Artery = superior… …   Wikipedia

  • storm — An exacerbation of symptoms or a crisis in the course of a disease. thyroid s. SYN: thyrotoxic crisis. * * * storm stȯ(ə)rm n a crisis or sudden increase in the symptoms of a disease see THYROID STORM * * …   Medical dictionary

  • thyroid crisis — thyrotoxic crisis a sudden and dangerous increase of the symptoms of thyrotoxicosis. Called also thyroid or thyrotoxic storm …   Medical dictionary

  • Hyperthyroidism — Classification and external resources Triiodothyronine (T3, pictured) and thyroxine (T4) are both forms of thyroid hormone. ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …   Universalium

  • Graves' disease — Classification and external resources Photo showing the classic finding of proptosis and lid retraction in Graves disease ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Thyroidectomy — Intervention ICD 9 CM 06.3 06.5 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • hyperthyroidism — /huy peuhr thuy roy diz euhm/, n. Pathol. 1. overactivity of the thyroid gland. 2. a condition resulting from this, characterized by increased metabolism and exophthalmos. [1895 1900; HYPER + THYROID + ISM] * * * ▪ pathology also called … …   Universalium

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