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  • Graves' Disease

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    Graves' Disease The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease. This is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the thyroid gland and triggers the release of high levels of thyroid hormones. One of the hallmarks of Graves' disease is a visible and uncomfortable swelling behind the eyes. Graves' Disease Graves' disease, which is caused by a generalized overactivity of the thyroid gland, is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism. In this condition, the thyroid gland usually is renegade

  • Essay On Graves Disease

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    Graves Disease In the 19th Century (1801 – 1900) Robert Graves discovered Graves’ disease and that’s why its named Graves disease. Graves' disease is an auto immune system disease that affects the thyroid. It is due to an abnormal immune system response that causes hyperthyroidism which is when the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Grave’s disease. The thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland in the front of the neck. It makes hormones

  • Essay on Graves' Disease

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    Graves' Disease The disease was first noted in 1786 by Caleb Hillier Parry 1755- 1822, physician from General Hospital, Bath, England. His account was published posthumously in 1825. However Graves' disease is named after the Irish physician who described several cases in London Medical Journal in 1835. Graves' disease is also known as Parry's disease. In Europe, the disease is known as Basedow's disease. It is the most common cause of thyrotoxicosis (the morbid condition due to over activity

  • Graves' Disease Essay

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    Graves’ disease was named after Robert J. Graves, MD, around the 1830’s. It is an autoimmune disease indicated by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies, which is an antibody that attacks the person’s own body. The immune system attacks the thyroid gland, which causes it to produce too much thyroxine. Thyroxine is a hormone that helps control growth and also regulates metabolism in the body. While the thyroxine levels are high the patient’s metabolic rate increases, which can have an effect

  • Grave Disease : An Autoimmune Disease

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    Graves’ disease is an autoimmune disease in which the over activity of the thyroid gland causes the overproduction of the thyroid hormone. This disease was described by Robert J. Graves a doctor from Ireland and is also known as Basedow’s disease. Even though there are several disorders that may result in hypothyroidism, grave disease is one of the most common type of hypothyroidism that occurs in 1 percent of U. S population (Anderson 2010). Furthermore, Grave disease is a disease that can affect

  • Graves Disease Research Paper

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    Doctor Robert J. Graves, in which this disease was named after, first noticed Graves’ disease in a patient during 1835. However, no one knows what exactly caused this disease; it causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). In which your immune system then creates an antibody that causes the thyroid to grow and make more thyroid hormone than your body needs. Graves’ disease is a genetic condition that affects women more than men. Thyroid hormone production is

  • Macbeth And The Grave Diggers In Hamlet By William Shakespeare

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    the grave digger scene. Polonius is killed by Hamlet in Claudius’s bed chamber and as a result Claudius orders Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to prepare to take Hamlet with them to England. Ophelia goes mad and soon Laertes arrives with mob. Soon Hamlet sends back letters to Horatio and the king that he is coming.So when the audience waits to see the ultimate outcome of all these happenings the two grave diggers come on the stage and engage themselves in a legalistic chop-logic. Thus the grave diggers

  • Essay on Annotated Bibliography: Robert Graves

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    Bibliography: Robert Graves Kathy Johnson Excelsior College ENG 252 Victoria Schmidt April 21, 2013 Annotated Bibliography: Robert Graves (2004, July 15). The Greek Myths: 1 - Robert Graves. Retrieved from Book reviews: This analysis of Robert Graves, The Greek Myths, was far from what I expected. The author begins with stating that he is a great admirer of Robert Graves and has always

  • Case Study of Graves' Disease Essay

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    massive weight loss, redness and thickening of the skin of the shins (pretibial myxedema), increased heartbeat/palpitations and fits of thyroid storm if untreated (Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation, 2014). The eyes are affected due to the similarities of this tissue to the thyroid. “The eyes are particularly vulnerable to Graves' eye disease, because the autoimmune attack often targets the eye muscles and connective tissue within the eye socket. This likely occurs because these tissues contain

  • An Analysis Of Katherine Anne Porter 's ' The Grave '

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    homemade apple pie just from the description. I enjoy reading and I will not finish reading a story if the setting is not detailed. One more important aspect of a great story is symbolism. As a reader, I’m always searching to find a deeper meaning. The Grave by Katherine Anne Porter, she does a stellar job at bringing the reader in and making them feel as if they were apart of the story. Even though, every story or book has a setting, characters, and symbolism, it needs to be great setting, relatable characters