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View in Spanish: Tiroides poco activa

Underactive thyroid ( THY-royd)
Too little thyroid hormone. Symptoms include weight gain, constipation, dry skin, and sensitivity to the cold. Also called hypothyroidism.

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