exophthalmic


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ex·oph·thal·mic

(ek'sof-thal'mik),
Relating to exophthalmos; marked by prominence of the eyeball.

exophthalmic

(ĕk′səf-thăl′mĭk)
adj.
1. Of or relating to exophthalmos.
2. Characterized by the prominence of the eyeballs.

ex·oph·thal·mic

(eks'of-thal'mik)
Relating to exophthalmos; a condition marked by prominence of the eyeball.

exophthalmos

, exophthalmia, exophthalmus (ĕks″ŏf-thăl′mōs) (-mŭs)
Abnormal anterior protrusion of the eyeball. This may be due to thyrotoxicosis, tumor of the orbit, orbital cellulitis, leukemia, aneurysm, or vascular malformation. exophthalmic (-mĭk), adjective

pulsating exophthalmos

Exophthalmos accompanied by pulsation and bruit due to an aneurysm behind the eye.
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The relation of the sympathetic nervous system and generalized lymphoid hyperplasia to the pathogenesis of exophthalmic goiter and chronic lymphatic leukemia.
The effect of Lugol's solution on chronic lymphatic leukemia and its bearing upon the pathogenesis of exophthalmic goiter.
The effect of Lugol's solution on the elevated basal metabolism in conditions other than exophthalmic goiter.
54) In 1863, Trousseau inadvertently used tincture of iodine successfully in a patient with exophthalmic goiter.
He was against the use of iodine/iodide in exophthalmic goiter and all forms of hyperthyroidism.
Cowell and Mellanby in their 1925 publication (60) give a glimpse of Kocher's influence over the thyroidologists of that time, bordering on intimidation, "Kocher taught that the administration of potassium iodide must never be carried out in exophthalmic goiter, and on the whole, this advice has been taken.
In 1927, DeCourcy (61) stated, "That the administration of iodine prior to operation for exophthalmic goiter controls the symptoms, lowers the basal metabolic rate and lessens the hazards of operation, is no longer questioned.
From January 1 to September 1, 1924, from 600 to 700 new cases of exophthalmic goiter were observed in the Clinic.
Plummer as a method of preparation for operation in exophthalmic goiter marks a step of forward progress in the surgical management of this disease.
Thompson, et al (57) published the results obtained in 24 patients with exophthalmic goiter treated with Lugol solution alone without surgery, using a daily dose of one drop.