Graves's diseas ... | engleski leksikon

1. Graves's disease


Disorder involving the thyroid gland, in which abnormal antibodies are produced that stimulate the gland to release excessive amounts of thyroxine, leading to a speeding up of the body's metabolic rate. Its effects include heat intolerance, weight loss, sweating, abnormal heart rhythms, brisk reflexes, and bulging, staring eyes. It is an autoimmune disease.

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