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1. (Science: physiology) excessive functional activity of the thyroid gland.

2. (Science: disease) The abnormal condition resulting from hyperthyroidism marked by increased metabolic Rate, enlargement of the thyroid gland, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure and various secondary symptoms.

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