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Hypothyroidism MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Hypothyroidism
Tree Number(s)
C19.874.482
Unique ID
D007037
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007037
Scope Note
A syndrome that results from abnormally low secretion of THYROID HORMONES from the THYROID GLAND, leading to a decrease in BASAL METABOLIC RATE. In its most severe form, there is accumulation of MUCOPOLYSACCHARIDES in the SKIN and EDEMA, known as MYXEDEMA. It may be primary or secondary due to other pituitary disease, or hypothalamic dysfunction.
Entry Term(s)
Central Hypothyroidism
Primary Hypothyroidism
Secondary Hypothyroidism
TSH Deficiency
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Deficiency
See Also
Congenital Hypothyroidism
Myxedema
Entry Combination
congenital:Congenital Hypothyroidism
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2017/01/18
Hypothyroidism Preferred
Primary Hypothyroidism Narrower
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Deficiency Narrower
Secondary Hypothyroidism Narrower
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