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Graves Disease

A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).

Year introduced: 2006 (1987)

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Tree Number(s): C11.675.349.500, C19.874.283.605, C19.874.397.370, C20.111.555

MeSH Unique ID: D006111

Entry Terms:

  • Disease, Graves
  • Basedow Disease
  • Disease, Basedow
  • Graves' Disease
  • Disease, Graves'
  • Exophthalmic Goiter
  • Exophthalmic Goiters
  • Goiters, Exophthalmic
  • Goiter, Exophthalmic
  • Hyperthyroidism, Autoimmune
  • Basedow's Disease
  • Basedows Disease
  • Disease, Basedow's

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