Excessive activity of the thymus gland; formerly postulated to be a causal factor in certain instances of unexpected and sudden death, such as status thymicolymphaticus. SYN: hyperthymization.

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hy·per·thy·mism (hi″pər-thiґmiz-əm) a condition attributed to excessive activity of the thymus gland.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hyperthymic — 1. Pertaining to hyperthymia. 2. Pertaining to hyperthymism. * * * hy·per·thy·mic (hi″pər thiґmik) marked by hyperthymia …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperthymization — SYN: hyperthymism …   Medical dictionary

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