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see thyroid glandthyroid gland,
endocrine gland, situated in the neck, that secretes hormones necessary for growth and proper metabolism. It consists of two lobes connected by a narrow segment called the isthmus. The lobes lie on either side of the trachea, the isthmus in front of it.
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decreased functioning of the thyroid gland. Hypothyroidism is a mild form of myxedema. Its basic symptoms are fatigue, slowing down of physical and mental activity, somnolence, sluggishness, decreased memory, sensitivity to cold, puffiness of the face, edematous eyelids, dryness of skin, loss of hair, constipation, and lowered basal metabolism. The treatment for hypothyroidism is hormone therapy.

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Condition caused by deficient secretion of the thyroid hormone.
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In our study out of 47 autoimmune hypothyroidism detected primigravida constituted 16 patients and multigravida 31 patients.
Myopathy as the persistently isolated symptomatology of primary autoimmune hypothyroidism. Tyroid 1998; 8:1033-1038.
Multiple T and B Cell epitopes exists within the molecule and the antibody response to TPO is restricted to the level of germ line heavy and light chain variable (V) region.9 Anti-TPO auto-antibodies are found in over 90% of patients with autoimmune hypothyroidism and Graves' disease.
Data Source: In a case-control study of 140 patients with new-onset autoimmune hypothyroidism and 560 controls, patients who had recently stopped smoking were more than 5 times as likely to have the disorder as never-smokers, or those who had stopped smoking more than 2 years before.

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