Graves' diseaseGraves' disease
Origin of Graves' diseaseafter R. J. Graves (1797-1853), Irish physician
A condition usually caused by excessive production of thyroid hormone and characterized by an enlarged thyroid gland, protrusion of the eyeballs, a rapid heartbeat, and nervous excitability. Also called exophthalmic goiter .
Origin of Graves' diseaseAfter Robert James Graves (1797-1853), Irish physician
From R. J. Graves, Irish physician.