exophthalmic goitre


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to exophthalmic goitre: cretinism, exophthalmic goiter

exophthalmic goitre

n
(Pathology) a form of hyperthyroidism characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, protrusion of the eyeballs, increased basal metabolic rate, and weight loss. Also called: Graves' disease
References in periodicals archive ?
Half-baked and overdone, this unpalatable and sadly- not-yet-extinct programme "stars" Jilly Goolden (known chez Lewis-Smith as "Miss Exophthalmic Goitre 1933"), Chris ("I'll say it tastes great even though I haven't tasted it yet") Kelly and (until recently) Michael Barry, who bears an unfortunate resemblance to the sort of youth leaders you see in police photofit pictures, wanted in connection with incidents involving a woggle and a car battery.