Definition of Graves' disease in English:

Graves' disease

Line breaks: Graves' dis|ease
Pronunciation: /greɪvz
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • A swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyes resulting from an overactive thyroid gland. Also called exophthalmic goitre.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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