Graves' disease


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Graves' disease

 (grāvz)
n.
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.]

Graves' disease

(ɡreɪvz)
n
(Pathology) another name for exophthalmic goitre
[C19: named after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician]

Graves'′ disease`

(greɪvz)
n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Graves' disease - exophthalmos occurring in association with goiterGraves' 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
Translations

Graves' disease

n. enfermedad de Graves, hipertiroidismo. V.: exophthalmic goiter
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A scan shows the thyroid gland to be normal/top-normal size and is read by radiology to be indicative of a resolving thyroiditis vs Graves' disease. An electrocardiogram indicates a heart rate of 139 beats per minute.
It would be extremely unlikely that she would develop Graves' disease or develop acute thyroiditis in the setting of a gland that has been underfunctioning for years.
Graves' disease is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis in children and adolescents, as in adults.
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One of the patients he presented was diagnosed to be suffering from Graves' disease. His second patient was fifty two years old female with multinodular goiter.
Thyroid eye disease (TED) is a characteristic complication which can affect some patients with an overactive thyroid due to Graves' disease, an autoimmune condition.
Vitamin D-binding protein (DBP) gene polymorphism is associated with Graves' disease and the vitamin D status in a Polish population study.
Among the metabolic disorders, Graves' disease had a greater impact on cardiovascular system like increased heart rate and cardiac output as well as reduced peripheral vascular resistance.
Objectives: To establish a possible relation of dependency between pulmonary hypertension (PHT) and several factors, with the evaluation of their predictive potential, in Graves' disease.
Objective: To find out a correlation between the single nucleotide polymorphisms in cluster of differentiation 28 and cluster of differentiation 40 genes with Graves' disease, if any.
Graves' ophthalmopathy is a potentially sight-threatening disease of the orbital cavity, generally accompanied by hyperthyroidism associated with Graves' disease [1].
Around 25-50% of patients with Graves' disease develop TAO without any predictive factor.