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Hyperthyroidism Definition & Overview

Definition

Hyperthyroidism happens when the thyroid gland produces too much 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 Graves' disease.

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