Graves disease

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Related to Grave's disease: Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyrotoxicosis

Graves dis·ease

(grāvz), [MIM*275000] Avoid the incorrect forms Grave and Grave's.
1. toxic goiter characterized by diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland, a form of hyperthyroidism; exophthalmos is a common, but not invariable, concomitant finding;
2. thyroid dysfunction and all or any of its clinical associations;
3. an organ-specific autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland.

Graves dis·ease

(grāvz di-zēz')
1. Toxic goiter characterized by diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland, a form of hyperthyroidism; exophthalmos is a common, but not invariable, concomitant finding.
2. Thyroid dysfunction and all or any of its clinical associations.
3. An organ-specific autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland.
See: thyrotoxicosis, Hashimoto disease, goiter, myxedema
Synonym(s): Parry disease.

Graves,

Robert James, Irish physician, 1796-1853.
Graves disease - thyroid dysfunction and all or any of its clinical associations. Synonym(s): Basedow disease; Marsh disease; ophthalmic hyperthyroidism; Parry disease
Graves ophthalmopathy - exophthalmos associated with thyroid disease. Synonym(s): endocrine ophthalmopathy; Graves orbitopathy
Graves orbitopathy - Synonym(s): Graves ophthalmopathy

Marsh,

Sir Henry, Irish physician, 1790-1860.
Marsh disease - Synonym(s): Graves disease

disease

pathogenic entity characterized by an identifiable aetiological agent, group of signs and symptoms and/or consistent anatomical alterations; see syndrome

Graves dis·ease

(grāvz di-zēz') [MIM*275000]
1. Toxic goiter characterized by diffuse hyperplasia of the thyroid gland, a form of hyperthyroidism.
2. Thyroid dysfunction and all or any of its clinical associations.
3. Organ-specific autoimmune disease of thyroid gland.
Synonym(s): Basedow disease.
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