Graves' disease


Graves' disease

noun \ˈgrāvz-\

Definition of GRAVES' DISEASE

:  a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs

Origin of GRAVES' DISEASE

Robert J. Graves †1853 Irish physician
First Known Use: 1868

Graves' disease

noun \ˈgrāvz(-əz)-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRAVES' DISEASE

: a common form of hyperthyroidism characterized by goiter and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs—called also Basedow's disease, exophthalmic goiter

Biographical Note for GRAVES' DISEASE

Graves, Robert James (1796–1853), British physician. Graves was one of the founders of the Irish school of medicine. He is remembered especially for his reforms in clinical teaching, such as giving advanced medical students actual clinical experience. His description in 1835 of the form of hyperthyroidism that now bears his name was not the first, but it is generally considered to be the first accurate account.

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