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underactive

(ŭn′dər-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
Characterized by insufficient or abnormally low activity: an underactive area of the brain.

un′der·ac·tiv′i·ty (-ĭ-tē) n.

underactive

Functioning at less than full efficiency or productivity; said, for example, of glands such as the thyroid or the adrenals.
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JOHN Lazarus, an emeritus professor in clinical endocrinology, said: "An underactive thyroid, which is in the neck, doesn't produce the hormone thyroxine, which is essential for the metabolism.
There is broad agreement that women with overt hypothyroidism - a seriously underactive gland - should be treated, most likely given a once-a-day hormone pill long known to be safe in pregnancy.
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Our current thyroid testing will miss most patients with an underactive thyroid.
Hypothyroidism: When your body's thyroid underproduces thyroid hormone, the gland is diagnosed as underactive.
For each cancer, the team targeted four genes that become either overactive or underactive in people with the disease.
Last month, I said you could contact Women's International Pharmacy to get a sustained release form of T3 for treating an underactive thyroid.
In fairness to doctors, I must say that the patient is often at fault here, too, since so many women use an underactive thyroid as an excuse for being out of shape mentally and physically.
Whatever the treatment used for Grave's disease, the thyroid will usually become underactive, requiring oral thyroid medication.
Do you want to call a regulatory moratorium--which in common terms is a police holiday--in this underactive and understaffed law-enforcement arena?
Measuring voided volume and post-voiding residual helps to differentiate between uninhibited bladder (urge incontinence) and an underactive bladder.