Cushing's disease
noun Etymology: Harvey Cushing Date: circa 1935 Cushing's syndrome especially when caused by excessive production of ACTH by the pituitary gland

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  • Cushing's disease — [koosh′iŋz] n. [after CUSHING Harvey (Williams)] a disorder of the adrenal cortex caused by a tumor in the pituitary, characterized by obesity, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Cushing's disease — Cush·ing s disease .ku̇sh iŋz n Cushing s syndrome esp. when caused by excessive production of ACTH by the pituitary gland Cushing Harvey Williams (1869 1939) American neurosurgeon. Cushing first gained a reputation by publishing an important… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cushing's disease — Pathol. a disease characterized by abnormal accumulations of facial and trunk fat, fatigue, hypertension, and osteoporosis, caused by hyperfunction of the adrenal cortex or administration of adrenal cortical hormones. Also called Cushing s… …   Universalium

  • Cushing's disease — Cush′ing s disease n. pat a disorder of metabolism caused by overproduction of the hormone ACTresulting in hypertension, striated skin, accumulations of fat on the face and other areas, and other disturbances • Etymology: 1935–40; after H. W.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cushing's disease — noun Cushing s syndrome as caused by a tumour of the pituitary gland …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cushing's disease — /ˈkʊʃɪŋz dəziz/ (say kooshingz duhzeez) noun a condition in which the pituitary gland releases too much of the hormone ACTH; characterised by such symptoms as rapid weight gain, excessive sweating, thinning of the skin, and abnormal hair growth.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cushing's disease — noun a glandular disorder caused by excessive ACTH resulting in greater than normal functioning of the adrenal gland; characterized by obesity • Syn: ↑hyperadrenalism • Hypernyms: ↑glandular disease, ↑gland disease, ↑glandular disorder, ↑adenosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cushing's syndrome — Classification and external resources ICD 10 E24 ICD 9 255.0 …   Wikipedia

  • Cushing's syndrome — n an abnormal bodily condition that is caused by excess corticosteroids and esp. cortisol usu. from adrenal or pituitary hyperfunction and that is characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms including esp. a change in appearance marked by… …   Medical dictionary

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