Cushing's syndrome


Cushing's syndrome

noun

Definition of CUSHING'S SYNDROME

:  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

First Known Use of CUSHING'S SYNDROME

1937

Cushing's syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CUSHING'S SYNDROME

: an abnormal bodily condition that is caused by excess corticosteroids and especially cortisol usually from adrenal or pituitary hyperfunction and that is characterized by a variety of signs and symptoms including especially a change in appearance marked by moon facies with plethora, obesity, easy bruising, fatigue, muscle weakness, and hypertension—called also adrenogenital syndrome

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