Graves' Disease

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Graves' Disease

Synonym(s) - Basedow's Disease - Exophthalmic Goiter - Goiter, Exophthalmic - Ophthalmopathy, Infiltrative - Ophthalmopathy, Thyroid-Associated

Definition: Hyperthyroidism associated with a diffuse hyperplastic goiter resulting from production of an antibody directed against the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor, which acts as an agonist of TSH. (Braverman, The Thyroid, 6th ed, p648)

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