graves disease

Graves' disease

[greyvz]
noun Pathology.
a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid, a rapid pulse, and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion; exophthalmic goiter.

Origin:
1865–70; named after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician

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

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Graves' disease
1868, named for Ir. physician Robert James Graves (1796-1853), who first recognized the disease in 1835.
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Graves' disease (grāvz)
n.
A condition usually caused by excessive thyroid hormone and characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland, protrusion of eyeballs, a rapid heartbeat, and nervous excitability. Also called Basedow's disease, Parry's disease.

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Graves' disease   (grāvz)  Pronunciation Key 
An autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland characterized by excessive production of thyroid hormone, goiter, protrusion of the eyeballs (exophthalmos), and symptoms of hyperthyroidism, such as rapid heartbeat and weight loss. The disease is named after its discoverer, Irish physician Robert James Graves (1796-1853).
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