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Disease Myxedema

Name Myxedema
Synonym Myxedemas
Definition A condition characterized by a dry, waxy type of swelling (EDEMA) with abnormal deposits of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and other tissues. It is caused by a deficiency of THYROID HORMONES. The skin becomes puffy around the eyes and on the cheeks. The face is dull and expressionless with thickened nose and lips.
Categories Connective tissue disease | Endocrine system disease
MeSH® ID D009230
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1. DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mucinoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Myxedema Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesEndocrine System Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Thyroid Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Hypothyroidism Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Myxedema Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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