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Graves' disease

[greyvz] /greɪvz/
noun, Pathology.
a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid, a rapid pulse, and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion; exophthalmic goiter.
Origin of Graves' disease
1865-70; named after R. J. Graves (1796-1853), Irish physician Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Graves' disease

Graves' disease

another name for exophthalmic goitre
Word Origin
C19: named after R. J. Graves (1796–1853), Irish physician
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Word Origin and History for Graves' disease

1868, named for Irish physician Robert James Graves (1796-1853), who first recognized the disease in 1835.

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Graves' disease in Medicine

Graves' disease (grāvz)
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 in Science
Graves' disease
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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