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Graves Disease MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Graves Disease
Tree Number(s)
C11.675.349.500
C19.874.283.605
C19.874.397.370
C20.111.555
Unique ID
D006111
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006111
Annotation
GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY is also available
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
Basedow Disease
Basedow's Disease
Exophthalmic Goiter
Goiter, Exophthalmic
Graves' Disease
Hyperthyroidism, Autoimmune
NLM Classification #
WK 265
Public MeSH Note
2006; see GRAVES' DISEASE 1987-2005, see GOITER, EXOPHTHALMIC 1963-1986
History Note
2006 (1987); use GOITER, EXOPHTHALMIC 1963-1986
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Graves Disease Preferred
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