noun. hypothyroidism marked by dry skin and swellings around lips and nose as well as mental deterioration.
- glandular disease
Example sentences of the word myxedema
1. Noun, singular or mass
While the skin all over the body is typically affected, myxedema is often most noticeable in the face and hands.
If your pet develops myxedema, you might notice that his jowls and the area above his eyes look swollen.
When hypothyroidism is left untreated, it can cause myxedema coma, which is a dangerous condition that results in loss of normal brain function and even death.
4. Noun, plural
During myxedema your blood pressure drops, your breathing slows, you become unresponsive and could feel dizzy.