A swelling of the neck and protrusion of the eyes resulting from an overactive thyroid gland.Also called exophthalmic goiter‘Occasionally, patients with autoimmune disorders such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease also have HAIR-AN syndrome.’
- ‘I'm 68 and have rheumatoid arthritis (in remission), osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and Graves' disease.’
- ‘Subclinical hyperthyroidism may be a distinct clinical entity, related only in part to Graves' disease or multinodular goiter.’
- ‘The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease.’
- ‘Six months later there was a diagnosis: an overactive thyroid caused by Graves' disease.’
Graves' disease/ˈɡrāvz dəˌzēz/ /ˈɡreɪvz dəˌziz/
Mid 19th century named after Robert J. Graves (1796–1853), the Irish physician who first identified it.
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