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Related to apathetic hyperthyroidism: thyroid crisis
apathetic hyperthyroidismEndocrinology A masked hyperthyroidism, more common in depressed older Pts Clinical Hypermetabolic state manifest by weight loss, CHF, supraventricular tachyarrhythmia
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Overactivity of the thyroid gland, presenting as heart failure, arrhythmias (such as atrial fibrillation), weight loss, or psychological withdrawal. This is more often a presentation of hyperthyroidism in older than in younger patients. Diagnosis is usually easier in the latter group because they present with the classic symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Synonym: subclinical h
See also: hyperthyroidism
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