Basedow's disease

Ba·se·dow's disease 'bäz-ə-.dōz- n GRAVES' DISEASE
Basedow Karl Adolph von (1799-1854)
German physician. Basedow practiced general medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology, but he is best known for his study of Graves' disease. The English physician Caleb H. Parry first mentioned the disease in 1815, and in 1835 the first full description was given by the Irish physician Robert L. Graves. However, the 1840 description by Basedow is considered to be classic. His description presented the three classic symptoms: goiter, exophthalmos, and tachycardia.

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  • Basedow's disease — Ba se*dow s dis*ease [Named for Dr. Basedow, a German physician.] (Med.) A disease characterized by enlargement of the thyroid gland, prominence of the eyeballs, and inordinate action of the heart; called also {exophthalmic goiter}. Flint. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • basedow's disease — ˈbäzəˌdōz noun Usage: usually capitalized B Etymology: after Karl von Basedow died 1854 German physician : exophthalmic goiter * * * Basedow s disease see bronchocele …   Useful english dictionary

  • Basedow's disease — (Medicine) Graves disease, form of hyperthyroidism, disease of the thyroid gland thought to be caused by an autoimmune reaction (characterized by an enlarged thyroid and intolerance of heat) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Basedow — n. family name; Karl Adolf von Basedow (1799 1854), German physician, thyroid disorder was named after him (Basedow s disease) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Basedow — may refer to:In places in Germany:*Basedow, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, in the district of Demmin, Mecklenburg Vorpommern * Basedow, Schleswig Holstein, in the district of Lauenburg, Schleswig HolsteinPeople with the surname Basedow:* Johann Bernhard …   Wikipedia

  • Basedow syndrome — is a disorder characterized by the combination of hyperthyroidism, goitre, and exophthalmos (bulging eyes). The disorder was named after Karl Adolph von Basedow, [WhoNamedIt|synd|1517] the first doctor to describe it. Symptoms Symptoms include:… …   Wikipedia

  • Basedow-Krankheit — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 E05.0 Hyperthyreose mit diffuser Struma Basedow Krankheit (Morbus Basedow) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Basedow disease goiter paraplegia — Ba·se·dow disease, goiter, paraplegia (bahґzə do) [Karl Adolf von Basedow, German physician, 1799–1854] see under goiter and paraplegia, and see Graves disease, under disease …   Medical dictionary

  • Basedow-Krankheit — Immunthyreopathie (fachsprachlich); Immunhyperthyreose (fachsprachlich); Basedowsche Krankheit; Graves Disease; Morbus Basedow; Autoimmunthyreopathie (fachsprachlich) * * * Ba|se|dow|krank|heit, Ba|se|dow Krank|heit …   Universal-Lexikon

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