Graves' disease

noun
\ ˈgrāvz- \

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

noun
\ ˈgrāvz(-əz)- \

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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