Medical Dictionary: Hashimoto's disease

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Hashimoto's disease: Another name for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Hashimoto's disease (condition): Autoimmune disease causing deficient thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism).

Hashimoto's disease: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the thyroid, the gland that helps set the rate of metabolism. It attacks women 50 times more often than men. 1

More information on medical condition: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis:

1. excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC

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