Cushing's syndrome
noun Date: 1937 an abnormal bodily condition that is caused by excess corticosteroids and especially cortisol usually from adrenal or pituitary hyperfunction and is characterized especially by obesity, hypertension, muscular weakness, and easy bruising

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  • Cushing's syndrome — the condition resulting from excess amounts of corticosteroid hormones in the body. Symptoms include weight gain, reddening of the face and neck, excess growth of body and facial hair, raised blood pressure, loss of mineral from the bones… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Cushing's syndrome — noun Medicine a metabolic disorder caused by overproduction of corticosteroid hormones by the adrenal cortex and often involving obesity and high blood pressure. Origin 1930s: named after the American surgeon Harvey W. Cushing …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cushing's syndrome — A type of hypertensive disease in man due probably to the oversecretion of cortisol due in turn to excessive secretion of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). Adrenal tumours are the usual primary cause …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cushing's syndrome — noun Hyperadrenocorticism or hypercorticism, an endocrine disorder caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • Cushing's syndrome — noun a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol • Syn: ↑hyperadrenocorticism • Hypernyms: ↑glandular disease, ↑gland disease, ↑glandular disorder, ↑adenosis …   Useful english dictionary

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