Medical Dictionary: Basdow's disease

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Basdow's disease: Another name for Graves Disease.
Basdow's disease (condition): Common autoimmune disease causing excessive thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism).

Basdow's disease: Graves' disease is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, affecting 13 million people and targeting women seven times as often as men. Patients with Graves' disease produce an excessive amount of thyroid hormone. 1

More information on medical condition: Graves Disease:

1. excerpt from Endocrine Diseases: NWHIC

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