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Related to Graves' disease: hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Hashimoto's disease, Addison's disease, celiac disease, Graves' ophthalmopathy
A condition usually caused by excessive production of thyroid hormone and characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland, protrusion of the eyeballs, a rapid heartbeat, and nervous excitability. Also called exophthalmic goiter.
[After Robert James Graves (1797-1853), Irish physician.]
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(Pathology) another name for exophthalmic goitre
[C19: named after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician]
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a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion.
[1865–70; after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician]
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|Noun||1.||Graves' disease - exophthalmos occurring in association with goiter; hyperthyroidism with protrusion of the eyeballs|
hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis - an overactive thyroid gland; pathologically excessive production of thyroid hormones or the condition resulting from excessive production of thyroid hormones
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
exophthalmos - protrusion of the eyeball from the socket
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n. enfermedad de Graves, hipertiroidismo. V.: exophthalmic goiter
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