Graves' disease

noun
\ ˈgrāvz- How to pronounce Graves' disease (audio) \

Definition of Graves' disease

: a common form of hyperthyroidism that is an autoimmune disease characterized by goiter, rapid and irregular heartbeat, weight loss, irritability, anxiety, and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs

First Known Use of Graves' disease

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Graves' disease

Robert J. Graves †1853 Irish physician

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“Graves' disease.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Graves%27%20disease. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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Graves' disease

noun
\ ˈgrāvz(-əz)- How to pronounce Graves' disease (audio) \

Medical Definition of Graves' disease

: a common form of hyperthyroidism that is an autoimmune disease characterized by goiter, rapid and irregular heartbeat, weight loss, irritability, anxiety, and often a slight protrusion of the eyeballs

called also Basedow's disease, exophthalmic goiter

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