Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis

Periodic paralysis - thyrotoxic; Hyperthyroidism - periodic paralysis

Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a condition in which there are episodes of severe muscle weakness. It occurs in people who have high levels of thyroid hormone in their blood (hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis).

Thyroid gland

The thyroid gland, a part of the endocrine (hormone) system, plays a major role in regulating the body's metabolism.

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