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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Hipertiroidismo

Hyperthyroidism (HY-per-THY-ROY-dih-zum)
Too much thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight loss, chest pain, cramps, diarrhea, and nervousness. Also called overactive thyroid.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.