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Medical Term:

Graves ophthalmopathy

Pronunciation: gravz

Definition: exophthalmos caused by increased water content of retroocular orbital tissues; associated with thyroid disease, usually hyperthyroidism.

Synonym(s): endocrine ophthalmopathy, Graves orbitopathy

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