Definitions for "Graves' disease"
Graves' disease: A form of hyperthyroidism (an over-active thyroid).
Autoimmune hyperthyroidism caused by antibodies continually stimulating the thyroid to make more TH. Many therapies exist, including total destruction of the thyroid, followed by thyroid hormone replacement therapy for the remainder of the patient's life.
An autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the cells of the thyroid gland causing hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroid eye changes and skin changes are sometimes associated with it.
Keywords:  basedow, disease
Same as Basedow's disease.