Periodic paralysis - thyrotoxic

Alternative names
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis

Definition
Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis a syndrome characterized by intermittent episodes of muscle weakness that occurs in people with high levels of thyroid hormone (Thyrotoxicosis, Hyperthyroidism).

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Last revised: December 5, 2012
by David A. Scott, M.D.

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