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Glossary of Physiology Terms
Protrusion or bulging of one or both eyeballs out of the orbit. It may be caused by swelling of orbital tissue in response to trauma, or by hyperthyroidism (especially primary hyperthyroidism).
It is also referred to as exophthalmus, exophthalmia, proptosis, or exorbitism.
Other resources:Exophthalmos (Wikipedia)
Posted: Saturday, January 24, 2015