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Graves' disease Syllabification: Graves' dis·ease

Definition of Graves' disease in English:


A swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyes resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Also called exophthalmic goiter.
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  • Occasionally, patients with autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease also have HAIR-AN syndrome.
  • I'm 68 and have rheumatoid arthritis (in remission), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and Graves' disease.
  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism may be a distinct clinical entity, related only in part to Graves' disease or multinodular goiter.


Mid 19th century: named after Robert J. Graves (1796–1853), the Irish physician who first identified it.

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