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Woltman sign of myxedema: Slowness of both the contraction and the relaxation of muscles in hypothyroid patients, best seen as the “hung-up” ankle jerk and occurring because of mechanical factors and slowness of contraction time, as in myotonia and pseudomyotonia
Henry Woltman (1889 - 1964) was an American neurologist. Eponym: Woltman sign of myxedema (1924/1956) published by Chaney
Myxoedema Coma: extreme form of hypothyroidism; high mortality
ECG features of hypothyroidism (myxoedema) main triad: Bradycardia; Low QRS voltage; Widespread T-wave inversion