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Hypothyroidism Definition

Definition

Hypothyroidism happens when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that control metabolism. The most common form is Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

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