athymia

athymia

 [ah-thi´me-ah]
1. absence of functioning thymus tissue.
2. lack of feeling and emotion, as found in depression and other mental disorders.

a·thy·mi·a

(ă-thī'mē-ă),
1. Absence of affect or emotivity; morbid impassivity.
2. Congenital absence of the thymus, often with associated immunodeficiency. Synonym(s): athymism
[G. a- priv. + thymos, mind, also thymus]

athymia

/athym·ia/ (ah-thīm´e-ah)
2. absence of functioning thymus tissue.

athymia

Psychiatry
An older term which has been variously used for a disparate range of conditions:
(1) Dementia; 
(2) Emotionlessness;
(3) Fainting;
(4) Melancholia, major depressive disorder—recurrent (DSM-IV);
(5) Unconsciousness.
 
Surgery
(1) Thymic aplasia; absence of thymus.
(2) Status post-thymectomy.

a·thy·mi·a

(ā-thī'mē-ă)
1. psychology Absence of affect or emotion; morbid impassivity.
2. Congenital absence of the thymus, often with associated immunodeficiency.
Synonym(s): athymism.
[G. a- priv. + thymos, mind, also thymus]

athymia

absence of functioning thymus tissue. See also nude mouse.
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He fulfilled all the Bassett criteria for VCFS except history of hypocalcaemia and athymia.
Jake met all of the Bassett criteria except a history of athymia, hypocalcaemia and hypoparathyroidism.
Although a causal relationship between acquired athymia and immune dysregulation has yet to be established, thymectomies in patients younger than 3 months have been shown to result in lower numbers of circulating T cells and diminished responses to T-cell mitogens.