extrathyroidal hypermetabolism


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hypermetabolism

 [hi″per-mĕ-tab´o-lizm]
increased metabolism.
extrathyroidal hypermetabolism abnormally elevated basal metabolism unassociated with thyroid disease.

ex·tra·thy·roi·dal hy·per·me·tab·o·lism

a state of increased metabolic rate with normal levels of thyroid hormone production.

extrathyroidal hypermetabolism

An increased rate of metabolism not related to thyroid disease.
See also: hypermetabolism
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