Basedow's disease

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Basedow's disease (Med) A disease characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, prominence of the eyeballs, and inordinate action of the heart; -- called also exophthalmic goiter.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named for Dr. Basedow, , a German physician

Usage

In literature:

The same principles govern in case of Basedow's disease, which is a special type of irritating disease.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
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